Rising and Falling: Poems

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"Carolyn Miller's writing is both extraordinarily risky and extraordinarily lucid. Her lines dip like dancers and then make such sharp turns they can leave the reader gasping at their freshness and nerve. She is a totally original poet, unafraid of angels and very aware of the dark. You won't be able to put this book down." -Christopher Howell

"Wild and raucous, graceful and tender, Carolyn Miller's poems reveal a carnival of delights full of music, animals, soldiers, spirits, specters, and dazzling stage ...

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Overview

"Carolyn Miller's writing is both extraordinarily risky and extraordinarily lucid. Her lines dip like dancers and then make such sharp turns they can leave the reader gasping at their freshness and nerve. She is a totally original poet, unafraid of angels and very aware of the dark. You won't be able to put this book down." -Christopher Howell

"Wild and raucous, graceful and tender, Carolyn Miller's poems reveal a carnival of delights full of music, animals, soldiers, spirits, specters, and dazzling stage effects. Miller rides these poems, as one poem asserts, as the bareback artist who 'invited the lion into her care. His paw brushes satin.'" -Nance Van Winckel

Carolyn Reynolds Miller was born in Walla Walla, Washington, and attended American University in Washington, D.C., before moving to Salem, Oregon, where for many years she taught mathematics. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Colorado Review, Cutbank, Ironwood, The Malahat Review, and Poetry Northwest, by which she was awarded the Helen Bullis Prize. She now spends much of her time at the Oregon Coast, writing.

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Christopher Howell
Carolyn Miller's writing is both extraordinarily risky and extraordinarily lucid. Her lines dip like dancers and then make such sharp turns they can leave the reader gasping at their freshness and nerve. She is a totally original poet, unafraid of angels and very aware of the dark. You won't be able to put this book down.
Nance Van Winckel
Wild and raucous, graceful and tender, Carolyn Miller's poems reveal a carnival of delights full of music, animals, soldiers, spirits, specters, and dazzling stage effects. Miller rides these poems, as one poem asserts, as the bareback artist who invited the lion into her care. His paw brushes satin.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899241081
  • Publisher: Lynx House Press
  • Publication date: 12/21/2011
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Reynolds Miller was born in Walla Walla, Washington, and attended American University in Washington, D.C., before moving to Salem, Oregon, where for many years she taught mathematics. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Colorado Review, Cutbank, Ironwood, The Malahat Review, Poetry Northwest, by which she was awarded the Helen Bullis Prize. She now spends much of her time at the Oregon Coast, writing.

University of Washington Press

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Table of Contents

IAll Night at the CircusAmazementMildred and the MinotaurA Turn to the Right, a Little White LightRiffsTeethThe Girl Who Loved GroceriesCould the Wolf Be Presented as a Sympathetic Character? The Moon Might Be the White Hole of Calcutta

IIThe Human Race, So Successful at DyingMa BeteWalks in WinterFairy Tales on Florida Avenue Rising and FallingSong of the Great ApePraise

IIIEmma IndermauerMaiden Aunts and the CelloPassing Spectres Near Prescott, WashingtonComing and GoingFurious BasementForced MarchesThe Curved Lens of ForgettingDrawbridgesAt Night, Spirits Come out of the Trees

IVSurface Tension around the Heart, like HeavenThe Women He Might Have LovedLensThe Last Rites of Love and DisconnectionAt Night, New Suburbs, Their Streetlamps SaltyFugue in GreenInsomniac Circus

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