OCEAN Joseph Millar

OCEAN Joseph Millar



This long, sequential poem offers a sustained, elliptical, and lyrical glimpse into one of the poet's epic obsessions. Fans 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. 

26 copies have been hand-bound into cloth-covered boards. See Special Editions page for ordering information.

"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


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.

20 pages | hand-sewn chapbook | 5.5 x 7.5 in.
ISBN-13: 978-1-935635-05-5

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