the nature of mountains

the nature of mountains

poems by john (Peterson)

Kvasir Books
67 pages, retail price $15.50, poetry
ISBN: 978-0-9981469-2-8

The Book

This book, the nature of mountains, is poetry of the natural world where something meaningful bodies forth. The mountains are a source point that allow this to occur; this can be found in the city as well if we know how to release and go there. These poems cover leaving, dimension, your mountain, yosemite journal, and Adventures in Weather. Many years working and living in Yosemite National Park by the author help give much to this poetry. Some of these poems were presented at the Yosemite Centennial Celebration Concert in The Great Lounge of the Ahwahnee Hotel, September 2, 1990, sponsored by the National Park Service. All of us at one time or another find the pull to the mountains overwhelming, poets cannot help but draw inspiration and are compelled to write. Here is one such collection.

Author Biography

John is the author of three previous books of poetry including: News of the Day, dark hills and wild mountains and Two Races One Face Two Faces One Race with Tomás Gayton. He is the publisher and editor of Poetic Matrix Press and Poetic Matrix Press' online Forever Journal and Poets Comment into the World blogs. As the publisher of Poetic Matrix Press, a literary small press, he has published more than 50 books of poetry and prose from writers across the country and around the world. He has read from his poetry, lectured and taught at: the University of California San Diego; California State University San Diego; California State University Fresno; University for Humanistic Studies, Del Mar, CA; The Writing Center in San Diego; Palomar College San Marcos; Merced High School; Yosemite National Park including the Yosemite Centennial Celebration at the Ahwahnee Hotel in 1990; Barnes and Noble in Berkeley; Ina Coolbirth Circle in Orinda; performances include venues in many communities including Managua, Nicaragua. Information on Poetic Matrix Press can be found at

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