Recent Poetry

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To the House of the Sun:
Reviews and excerpts
here.
Autographed copies available
here.

 

(forthcoming) Cumberland River Review:

  • Burial: Oleneostrovskii Mogilnik Cemetery (6400-6000 BC)
  • Burial: Skateholm Cemetery (5200-4500 BC)

(forthcoming) Cider Press Review:

  • Old Man’s Shed
  • Missing Child

(forthcoming) Albatross:

  • Migrations at the End of the Ice Age
  • Ring of Brodgar, Orkney

Poethead:

  • Song to Nehalennia (Netherlands, AD 200)
  • Looking for Nerthus (AD 100)
  • Song to Sequana (Burgundy, 100 BC)
  • Song to Sulis (Bath, 100 BC)

The Basil O’Flaherty:

  • Unfinished Michelangelo
  • Kafka’s Sisters (1945)
  • The Painted Caves: Chauvet, Lascaux,Altamira (30,000-15,000 BC)
  • A Disciple of Pythagoras Wins a Chariot Race (496 BC)

The Journal (Wales):

  • Burial: Long Barrows (3800-3400 BC)
  • Burial: Tormarton Ditch, England (1500 BC)
  • Burial: To the Air (3000-1000 BC)

Concho River Review:

Neighborhood

The High Window:

  • Star Carr (8500 BC)
  • Pytheas in the Shetlands (325 BC)
  • Fire Houses

Londongrip:

  • Burial: Near Copenhagen (6000 BC)
  • Burial: The Amesbury Archer (2300 BC)

Poethead:

  • Skara Brae
  • Horses on Orkney
  • Bone, Antler, Stone – Museum Pieces
  • Cuween Chambered Cairn
  • Robert Oppenheimer
  • Daedalus and Icarus

Literary Juice:

  • Odin & Baldr

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

  • Winter Crash
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Pablo Cuzco says:

    The subtle technique by which you draw images out of bristle brushes mixed with blood on prehistoric cave walls; or, Michelangelo’s unfinished heads and torsos emerging lifelike from inanimate blocks of marble, is extraordinary. I evoke imagery in my poetry by the use of minimalism. You’ve accomplished this with broad strokes and complex language. My hat’s off to you.

  2. Tim Miller says:

    Thanks for this, especially since I was just reading the cave poems & suddenly didn’t think they worked at all. Poetry is such a solitary affair, & so encouragement out of the silence is as good a gift for a poet as any.

  3. Pablo Cuzco says:

    Great. I’m glad I picked that one, then. The imagery is moving in the sense that it evokes motion. The long lines for each stanza immerse the reader. I tried the technique recently, after reading this and the Michelangelo piece – if you don’t mind – fragmenting images to create a whole. I ended up with a sort of Haibun that I feel worked out better than the original prose form I’d written it in. But, yes, the cave poems work very well.

  4. Eleanor Croy says:

    Just got the book in the mail today and started reading. I love your use of “&” 🤓

  5. Tim Miller says:

    Thanks Eleanor. I’d love to know what you think as you go along. You’d be surprised at those who have critical reactions just against the ampersands; to me they look like musical notes on the page, & when read aloud (I hope) even more so.

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