I’ve been watching the covid numbers a little obsessively and really do believe we’re in the dark before the dawn, but in the meantime, please note my Seattle launch at Elliott Bay Book Co. has shifted online. I am honestly heartbroken not to be able to gather with my friends and family to celebrate in my hometown at the bookstore I grew up visiting, but such is this moment in history.
The silver lining is the Zoom format means anyone from anywhere can attend, so you are cordially invited! I hope you’ll save the date: Thursday, October 7, at 6 p.m. PT. PSU professor and Entropy editor Janice Lee and I will both read from and discuss our new books, which are available for preorder with free media shipping. (If you’d like a signed copy of Borderline Fortune, please enter “signed copy” in the comments at checkout by October 4.)
Other in-person and virtual events are listed here (please check back for updates as the events get closer, since the world remains in flux). I’ll be on both coasts and at points in between, reading with a wide range of accomplished poets. The tour kicks off with a virtual conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning ecopoet Forrest Gander for the Montana Book Festival on September 25.
Borderline Fortune also received a positive review from Library Journal, which says, among other things:
This 2020 National Poetry Series–winning work marks Miller’s greatest success in the field to date. A writer on food and film as well as a poet, Miller … acknowledges some debts and forebears in her epigraphs … and the presence of others (Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich, Louise Glück) can be felt as well. … [S]he has an ear, and … she finds an authentic poetry. … For most readers of poetry, Miller will be a new and invigorating voice, fully conversant with the ambiguities of our present day.
Thanks so much for your interest in the book—I very much hope to see you on the tour!