reads from her new book of poems A Piece of Good News.
Dense, rich, and challenging, Katie Peterson's A Piece of Good News explores interior and exterior landscapes, exposure, and shelter. Imbued with a hallucinatory poetic logic where desire, anger, and sorrow supplant intelligence and reason, these poems are powerful meditations of mourning, love, doubt, political citizenship, and happiness. Learned, wise, and witty, Peterson explodes the possibilities of the poetic voice in this remarkable and deeply felt collection.
Katie Peterson is the award-winning author of the poetry collections This One Tree, Permission, and The Accounts. She lives in Berkeley and teaches at UC Davis.