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Pub date: October 2012
72 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"

Emerging Voices

Misery Islands,
by January Gill O’Neil

Spooky Action at a Distance,
by Howard Levy

My Painted Warriors,
by Peggy Penn

Red Canoe: Love In Its Making, by Joan Cusack Handler

door of thin skins,
by Shira Dentz

The One Fifteen to Penn Station, by Kevin Carey

Where the Dead Are,
by Wanda S. Praisner

Darkening the Grass, by Michael Miller

Neighborhood Register,
by Marcus Jackson

Night Sessions,
by David S. Cho

by January Gill O'Neil

The Second Night of the Spirit, by Bhisham Bherwani

by Joseph O. Legaspi

WE AREN'T WHO WE ARE and this world isn't either,
by Christine Korfhage

Through a Gate of Trees,
by Susan Jackson

Against Which,
by Ross Gay

The Silence of Men,
by Richard Jeffrey Newman

The Dishelved Bed,
by Andrea Carter Brown

The Singers I Prefer,
by Christian Barter

The Fork Without Hunger,
by Laurie Lamon

An Imperfect Lover,
Poems and watercolors by Georgianna Orsini

Soft Box,
by Celia Bland

by Eloise Bruce

by Catherine Doty

Silk Elegy,
by Sondra Gash

The Palace of Ashes,
by Sherry Fairchok

Eyelevel: Fifty Histories,
by Christopher Matthews

by Joan Cusack Handler

So Close, by Peggy Penn

Snakeskin Stilettos,
by Moyra Donaldson

Grub, by Martin Mooney

Kazimierz Square,
by Karen Chase

A Day This Lit,
by Howard Levy

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Darkening the Grass

by Michael Miller

Darkening the GrassIn this new and moving collection, Michael Miller, with a clarity of focus, probes the subjects of marriage, love, war, and growing older.  Through the interweaving themes, driven by necessity, he creates a tapestry of characters, incidents, and the human dilemma that is both personal and universal.  These poems, in language clear and lyrical, attest to the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.

I read Michael Miller's poems with great pleasure in their accurate seeing, their assured phrasing, their true and proportionate feeling. —Richard Wilbur

No other poet I know writes so beautifully about seasoned love--love within the context of a life-long marriage.  In writing about people and the places they share, Michael Miller achieves in his poems a deep sense of emotional integrity.  His poems value clarity, understatement, love in the context of its turbulence, and the accuracy of each detail.  As a man living in his eighth decade, as a man long married, and as a former Marine, Miller is a poet of the present tense.  In his poems, in every present moment, informing one another, death and the possibilities for love tangle around each other. —Stephen Haven

About the author

Michael MillerMichael Miller's Darkening The Grass is the third book by an accomplished American poet who is in his  eighth decade. The Joyful Dark, his first book, was the  "Editor's Choice" winner of the McGovern Prize at Ashland Poetry Press.  His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Sewanee Review, The American Scholar, The New Republic, Raritan,The Southern Review, The Yale Review  and other publications. Born in New York City in 1940, he now lives in Massachusetts.