Poetry. Michael Miller's THE JOYFUL DARK is the first book of poems by an accomplished American poet who is currently in the seventh decade of his life. Michael Miller's poems have been praised by such renowned poets as James Merrill, Richard Wilbur, Stephen Spender and Thom Gunn, and have appeared in such venues as The Kenyon Review, The Sewanee Review, The American Scholar, The New Republic, The Southern Review and The Yale Review. THE JOYFUL DARK is, in part, a celebration of sexuality within a life-long committed marriage. Michael Miller also writes beautifully of the natural world, with many individual poems devoted to embodying in language the spirit of individual animals--White Owl, Shark, Young Whales, Crow, Red-Wing, Mallard, Hummingbird. His poems are, in Richard Wilbur's words, a "pleasure in their seeing, their assured phrasing, their true and proportionate feeling."
Michael Miller's first book, THE JOYFUL DARK (Tebot Bach, 2008), was the Editor's Choice winner of The McGovern Prize at Ashland Poetry Press. His third book, Darkening the Grass, was a "Must Read" selection of the Massachusetts Book Award in 2013. His poem, "The Different War," 2014 Winner of the W. B. Yeats Poetry Society, was anthologized in Yeats 150. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Sewannee Review, The New Republic, The American Scholar, Ontario Review, The Southern Review, Commonweal, Raritan, The Yale Review, Pinyon Review, and Passager. Born in 1940, he served four years in the Marine Corps. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Author City: NORTHAMPTON, MA USA