THE SOLITUDE OF MEMORY is Michael Miller's 12th collection of poems. As a young man, Miller followed in his family's belief in the importance of serving one's country and became a Marine, where he was faced with the cruelty of war. Now, at age eighty, Miller focuses this new volume on three themes that permeate his poetry as an older man—love, blindness, and war. A life-long poet, his work continues to reflect a sensibility that values tenderness and love.
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