“The Dentist Intervenes,” 1923

“The Dentist Intervenes,” 1923


The first of scores of Peterson’s poems to be picked up by the Chicago Tribune’s competitive editorial poetry column, “The Dentist Intervenes” describes his anguish at being left by a mysterious woman for a local dentist. Moe, Lawrence. “The Poetry of Colorado Pete.” Shevlin, MN: Clearwater County Historical Society, 2008.

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