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Poetry. Jorie Graham says of this poet: Jane Miller is an extraordinary poet ... an astoundingly supple voice. Her seventh collection of poems is in part a literary homage to Hiroshige, Japan's master print artist who immortalized scenes along the Tokaido, the Eastern Sea Road. One obeys nature and thinks of the rest of the journey/ in straw sandals and a paper hat. The leaves larger/ and light longer. I could do it in my sleep,/ my head a roadway peppered with mountain passes (Rising Smoke). Like Hiroshige's prints, Miller's poems are a window through which we view the joyous details of the difficult lives of innkeepers, cooks, porters, wrestlers, and men and women of the pleasure quarter. She freely draws from Hiroshige's world to illuminate the cultural and moral grounding of the nuclear age.

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Daring new poems by a critically acclaimed, brilliant younger poet.

Synopsis:

Poetry. Jorie Graham says of this poet: Jane Miller is an extraordinary poet ... an astoundingly supple voice. Her seventh collection of poems is in part a literary homage to Hiroshige, Japan's master print artist who immortalized scenes along the Tokaido, the Eastern Sea Road. One obeys nature and thinks of the rest of the journey/ in straw sandals and a paper hat. The leaves larger/ and light longer. I could do it in my sleep,/ my head a roadway peppered with mountain passes (Rising Smoke). Like Hiroshige's prints, Miller's poems are a window through which we view the joyous details of the difficult lives of innkeepers, cooks, porters, wrestlers, and men and women of the pleasure quarter. She freely draws from Hiroshige's world to illuminate the cultural and moral grounding of the nuclear age.

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Jane Miller's seventh collection of poems finds her facing — with a degree of both irony and hope — the intricate and sometimes apocalyptic perspectives of modern life. Miller centers her poems around compassion, while assessing a world seemingly hell-bent on self-destruction. She draws upon historical detail, including the classical yet energetic stylings of the art of Hiroshige, but within the modern context of Hiroshima, while intensely assessing our own cultural and moral grounding. In so doing she has redefined poetry to accommodate a richly complex lyric of disjunctive rhythms and heightened syntax.

About the Author

Jane Miller is the author of eight previous books of poetry and essays. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award. She lives in Tucson and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at The University of Arizona, having served as the program's director 1999-2003.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556591280
Author:
Miller, Jane
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Location:
Port Townsend, Wash. :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
114
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 x 0.2 in 5 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Daring new poems by a critically acclaimed, brilliant younger poet.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Jorie Graham says of this poet: Jane Miller is an extraordinary poet ... an astoundingly supple voice. Her seventh collection of poems is in part a literary homage to Hiroshige, Japan's master print artist who immortalized scenes along the Tokaido, the Eastern Sea Road. One obeys nature and thinks of the rest of the journey/ in straw sandals and a paper hat. The leaves larger/ and light longer. I could do it in my sleep,/ my head a roadway peppered with mountain passes (Rising Smoke). Like Hiroshige's prints, Miller's poems are a window through which we view the joyous details of the difficult lives of innkeepers, cooks, porters, wrestlers, and men and women of the pleasure quarter. She freely draws from Hiroshige's world to illuminate the cultural and moral grounding of the nuclear age.
"Synopsis" by , Jane Miller's seventh collection of poems finds her facing — with a degree of both irony and hope — the intricate and sometimes apocalyptic perspectives of modern life. Miller centers her poems around compassion, while assessing a world seemingly hell-bent on self-destruction. She draws upon historical detail, including the classical yet energetic stylings of the art of Hiroshige, but within the modern context of Hiroshima, while intensely assessing our own cultural and moral grounding. In so doing she has redefined poetry to accommodate a richly complex lyric of disjunctive rhythms and heightened syntax.
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