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Jane Miller


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Our childhood such a large cellar with no bulb.

Jane Miller brings a painterly eye to the elegiac in an ambitiously linked sequence that explores ecstasy and desire, memory and loss, the ancient and the ultramodern. Suggesting the thunderbird of Native American lore as readily as modern American warfare, Thunderbird is a book of mourning and loss redeemed by the body and the mind.

Jane Miller is the author of nine books of poetry, including A Palace of Pearls (Copper Canyon Press, 2005), which won the Audre Lorde Prize. Miller teaches at the University of Arizona and lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Copper Canyon Press, 9781556594410, 65pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2013

About the Author

Jane Miller is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently Midnights (2008, introduction by C.D. Wright) and the book-length sequence A Palace of Pearls (Copper Canyon, 2005), which won the 2006 Audre Lorde Prize in Poetry. Her awards and honors include a National Poetry Series Selection, a Western States Book Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim fellowship, and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Miller teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Arizona, and lives in Tucson.