Poetry. K. Alma Petersons language is vividly pictorial. And some of her poems are composed as a visual field. But not for the sake of the eye alone does Peterson write--her poems are saturated with feeling, too, as they suggest, one by one, the emotionally complex stories of family life and of the spiritual consolations of nature. Over both land and water, through house and through time, move the questioning protagonists of her poems. And Petersons poetic ear is as keen as her artistic eye: her vocabulary is filled with surprises and striking metaphors, and her wonderfully deft compositions are as interesting to hear as music.
She writes--to paraphrase one of her poems--for our entirety--Reginald Gibbons.