20 pages / hand-stitched limited-edition pamphlet / $10.00
This long, sequential poem offers a sustained, elliptical, and lyrical glimpse into one of the poet's epic obsessions. Fan's of Millar's poetry will recognize Ocean as a stylistic departure from his recent collections, a work that fans out into the musical, shape-shifting territories reminiscent of the mid-century Spanish-language poets.
In this edition, 26 copies have been hand-bound into cloth-covered boards and signed by the author. $75. For order inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Millar's third full-length collection, Blue Rust, will be published by Carnegie-Mellon Univesity Press in the fall of 2011. His poems have won an NEA Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, and have appeared in American Poetry Review, DoubleTake, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, New Letters, and The Southern Review. Millar is on the core faculty at Pacific University's MFA Program. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, the poet Dorianne Laux.
"If you want the real news of how America lives, of what it's like to be here with us...Millar will tell you with exactitude and delicacy in poems like none you've read before. He knows a country, an America, that's been here all along waiting for its voice. It's time we listened."
— Philip Levine, in Ploughshares