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This One Tree
Katie Peterson

First Book

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2006 • 98 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"

$14.00 Paperback, 978-1-930974-61-6

“Katie Peterson’s work locates you in a more subtle way, as if you are reaching, like Mr. Ramsay in To the Lighthouse, “stumbling along a... [continued in Reviews below]”—Rebecca Keith, The Millions

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“Katie Peterson’s work locates you in a more subtle way, as if you are reaching, like Mr. Ramsay in To the Lighthouse, “stumbling along a passage one dark morning,” stretching your arms out for someone. They relocate you, with a line, a word, as fast as your whole situation might change with one word, look, gesture.”—Rebecca Keith, The Millions

“By looking at the world on behalf of the world, [This One Tree] offers its poetry up as a self-portrait of the world. And with what new powers of description, powers that balance all the warring senses of this currently discredited activity of poetry by committing to the genius of place, of the scribe, and of ‘scribble,’ or language itself. And with what visual command sponsored by what insistent powers of hearing, the senses at their beginning again as they, too, always were and always will be.”—William Olsen


Winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize (2005)

KATIE PETERSON is the author of three collections of poetry, The Accounts (2013), Permission (2013), and This One Tree (2006). The Accounts won the Rilke Prize from the University of North Texas in 2014. She lives in Woodland, California. She joins the English department at the University of California at Davis in Winter 2015.

She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Summer Literary Seminars and Yaddo. Her poems have recently appeared in Third Coast, Zyzzyva, GREY, and West Branch.

Peterson earned a B.A. at Stanford University and a Doctorate in English and American Literature and Language at Harvard, where her dissertation on Emily Dickinson won the Howard Mumford Jones Prize. She has taught at Deep Springs College, Bennington College, and Tufts University. She returned to Deep Springs in the fall of 2014 as Distinguished Professor of Humanities.

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