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2.12 (Episode 65) featuring Wayne Miller!

Wayne Miller is the author of five poetry collections, most recently We the Jury (Milkweed, 2021) and Post- (2016), which won the UNT Rilke Prize and the Colorado Book Award in Poetry. He has also co-translated two books, most recently Moikom Zeqo’s Zodiac (Zephyr, 2015), which was shortlisted for the PEN Center USA Award in Translation. Wayne has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation; six awards from the Poetry Society of America; the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry; and Fulbright Distinguished Scholarship to Northern Ireland. He co-directs the Unsung Masters Series, teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, and edits Copper Nickel

Wayne’s Website:

About the reading:

“These poems are from my fifth collection We the Jury, which is about middle age, contemporary America, and the wrangle of humanism. It’s a book that tries to complicate or think past the sort of knee-jerk reactions I often find myself making in today’s sociopolitical environment, and it also tries to juxtapose “personal,” domestic poems with “public,” sociohistorical poems to consider how our domestic spaces are partially built by—and inside of—socio-politics, economics, and history. Finally, it’s an elegiac book, mourning the deaths of friends as well as the recent expansion of authoritarianism around the world.”

Watch Wayne’s reading here!
Wayne MIller

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