Writing by Flashlight: Poetry by Fred Peterson
"Many of Fred Peterson's accessible and exciting poems shoe is the life of a sharecropper's family in Arkansas in the 1950s. In all his poems, his imagery is memorable and sharp, his language precise and sure, his music lyrical, all adding to the universality of his themes: the family, the relationship between father and son, the necessity of memory, and the existence of love." -Ronald F. Smits
Published by Pittsburgh Poetry Society
About the Author:
"Fred Peterson grew up on rice farms throughout Southeast Arkansas in the 1940s and 1950s, the son of a sharecropper and the seventh of eight children. His poetry takes one on a journey with a family rich in love. A teacher early in his career, his life-path took him from Arkansas to St.Louis and to Pittsburgh here he has lived the last 25 years. He is past president of the Pittsburgh Poetry Society, whose members he credits for giving him the drive to put this, his first book, together."