Alex Lemon & Wayne Miller Poetry Event

We're thrilled to welcome Alex Lemon and Wayne Miller for an evening of poetry on Thursday, November 14th at 7pm.

ALEX LEMON is a poet and the author of two works of nonfiction: Happy, selected by Kirkus as one of the best memoirs of 2010, and Feverland: A Memoir in Shards. His collections of poems include Mosquito, Hallelujah BlackoutFancy BeastsThe Wish Book, and Another Last Day. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Ashland University and is Associate Professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he lives.

ANOTHER LAST DAY: Populated by visions and ghosts, Another Last Day follows its speaker on a search through a natural landscape turned on its edge, the landscape of today’s America. Ants drunk on cherry-red hummingbird nectar. An ambulance rushing into the distance. And rain, endless rain: turning pulpy with sunlight, seemingly on the verge of a flood. These are the moments of an ordinary day—rendered, throughout these poems, by a speaker so plugged into the livingness of this world that he is tossed to the edge of living itself.

WAYNE MILLER is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Post- (Milkweed, 2016), which won the UNT Rilke Prize (for the best US poetry book of the year by a “mid-career poet”) and the Colorado Book Award. He has co-translated two books by the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo, and he has co-edited three books, including Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century (Milkweed, 2016) and New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008). In 2013 he was the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at Queen’s University Belfast. He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver and edits the literary magazine Copper Nickel.

POST-: The poems of this fourth collection from Wayne Miller exist in the wake of catastrophe, thrumming with pathos and humor, pain and the beauty of living. Beginnings and endings, loss and rebirth, body and spirit: in Post-, Miller processes grief, but also cuts through pain, gorgeously and heartbreakingly, to open up a way forward. Winter permeates these poems—and yet spring is always beckoning in the next.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Another Last Day: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571314512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - March 12th, 2019

Post-: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571314703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - April 12th, 2016