Poetry. Sid Miller's new book, HOW CAN I LOVE YOU (IF YOU WON'T LIE DOWN?) is a collection of poems that make you want to read more poems, more Sid Miller poems. He's got a little Jewish gangster in him, a little love machine, a father's nose, a green thumb gardener's feel for the soil, and a man who has traveled those little old roads of America that never seem to leave our collective unconscious. Mostly, Miller's poems are filled with tenderness and kindness. But, here's the rub—there's an edge to them, and that is what makes them so damn compelling. There is that constant tension and pressure which gives them extraordinary life, each and every one of them; they're cool and beautiful and carry on like those old Texaco gas stations somewhere out there in the vast, gorgeous expanse that digs deep into the warmest places of our humanity.
Sid Miller is the author of three books of poetry, HOW CAN I LOVE YOU (IF YOU WON'T LIE DOWN)? (Racing Form Press, 2014), Dot-to-Dot, Oregon (Ooligan Press) and Nixon on the Piano (Wordtech). He is the founder and editor of Burnside Review Press. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Hannah and twin boys, Abram and August, and is co-owner of The Triple Lindy, a bar in the NW quadrant of the city. Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA