Where Are We Now: Wayne Miller

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April 7, 2009 by WITS Houston

props-jacketphoto_0-wayne-millerFormer WITS Writer Wayne Miller’s second poetry collection, The Book of Props, has been published by Milkweed Editions.  In a recent review of this book, Publishers Weekly says in a starred review: “Transformations–from the everyday to the wondrous and/or haunting–are everywhere in Miller’s elegant second book. The poems are at once dreamlike and fervent in their will to cleave tobook-of-props-cov the material world. [. . .] Miller remains a poet to watch, and one who strives to ‘separate / the seeing from what’s seen.’”  The Book of Props can be found on Amazon, Powell’s, Barns & Noble, and (just maybe) at your local bookstore.

Wayne is also the author of Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues, 2006), which received the William Rockhill Nelson Award. He is also translator of Moikom Zeqo’s I Don’t Believe in Ghosts (BOA Editions, 2007) and editor (with Kevin Prufer and 22 regional editors) of New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008). The recipient of the George Bogin Award, the Lucille Medwick Award (in 2004, 2005, and 2007), and the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America, as well as a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and the Bess Hokin Prize from the Poetry Foundation, Wayne lives in Kansas City and teaches as the University of Central Missouri, where he edits Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.

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