Michael Peterson

Michael C. Peterson‘s poems have appeared in journals such as the Boston Review Online, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Vermont Studio Center, he is currently finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati where he was an Elliston Fellow in Poetry.

Three poems from Repeater

By Michael Peterson

[One summer you suppose]

One summer you suppose another summer
      will be ransomed—at last—
the stark-rocking maple now willfully green,
      the house like a boat like a house,
its old anthem stolen back from obliteration,
      incredibly redeemed by a throat—