The Trouble With New England Girls (Louis Award)
"In Amy Miller's The Trouble with New England Girls, love can make you leave, a
kiss can make you stay, and floral apologies are so endangered they're illegal but
offered anyway. These poems track a wolf through Oregon and track grief across
its shifting portraits, but whatever the metaphors pursued here, you never see the
end coming. Miller knows what one line can do to another and how an image can
make a poem open. Beauty is found in laundromats and pictures of food and from
the perspective of drones, in all the places we never expected to find ourselves, and
every shadow between ourselves and home."
--Traci Brimhall, author of Saudade and Our Lady of the Ruins
"These poems brim with keen metaphors and spotlight observations. Intimate descriptions
are conveyed like speaking to a friend, and with a humor that animates
wide-ranging experiences from lovers to laundromats, even grief. Amy writes with
tenderness while wielding metaphors like signal flags. This is assured writing. You
will want more. I do."
--Allan Peterson, author of Fragile Acts and Precarious
Concrete Wolf, 9780996475464, 86pp.
Publication Date: April 8, 2018