New book by JKS alumn Andrew K. Peterson!

Andrew K. Peterson’s newest book of poems,some deer left the yard moving day, has been published by BlazeVox Books.

“Once in a while, some poems come along that exude American enthusiasm and disaster: ‘oi hawk-swirl, / oi pale blue / beast devour.’ In these poems, Peterson rides onward, outward into horizon and hope and wreckage. Moving Day is made up of structurally juxtaposing serial movements that simultaneously project and deconstruct a poetics of American hospitality, possibility and variation… Some Deer is a practice of transforming calamity into a path, echoing, going, fathoming geography of unyielding historical relationship. Read these poems and make marvelous the new-old, ‘sunflower / your power animal.’ Be complicit and harbor intricate lyric conspiracy. Follow these symbolic deer into freedom, risk, danger and dream. Watch the bright heart sparks rise. And together, with Peterson, break out into an OUT THERE, becoming, here, a place, when, now, we’re leaving again, to get to, now, here, again.” – Jared Hayes

some deer left the yard moving day is available from BlazeVox Books, and Small Press Distribution.

Congratulations, Andrew!

Andrew K. Peterson’s poetry publications include some deer left the yard moving day (BlazeVox, 2013), karaoke lipsync opera(White Sky eBooks, 2012), Museum of Thrown Objects (BlazeVox, 2010), bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps (Equinox Chapbook Contest runner up, Fact-Simile Press 2011), plus two collaborative chapbooks with the word‘here’ in the titles: Here Come the Groovies (w/Joseph Cooper), and Between Here and the Telescopes (w/Elizabeth Guthrie). His work has recently been anthologized in Jennifer Karmin’s 4000 Words Project, and Emergency Index 2012 (Ugly Duckling Presse). He edits the online journal summer stock, and lives in Massachusetts.