There’s lots to report (and invite you to), but I won’t bury the lede: Borderline Fortune officially releases today! If you didn’t have a chance to pre-order a copy, it’s available everywhere books are sold. If you enjoy it, I’d be grateful for your positive ratings and reviews.
You’re cordially invited to the virtual launch hosted by Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co. this Thursday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. PT—register here, and check out the writeup in West Seattle’s go-to news source, the West Seattle Blog.
Seattle climatologist Dr. Sarah Myhre and I just published a conversation in Common Dreams and on Resilience.org titled “Embodying Climate Grief,” which gives a comprehensive and accessible overview of the ecological themes in Borderline Fortune. Last Thursday morning, the article appeared alongside an op-ed by Bernie Sanders.
I had a truly lovely conversation with 2021 National Book Award longlister Forrest Gander on Sept. 25. If you missed the event live, it’s available on the Montana Book Festival’s YouTube channel. He generously said this about my book:
“I’m so impressed with this new book, with the condensation of syntax, the music, the interior rhyme and off-rhyme, echoey sequences, and the ethical and aesthetic insistence on a lack of resolution. I’m fascinated by the way the ‘you’ to whom so many of the poems are directed begins to take on aspects of a landscape. In fact, all through the book, the nonhuman and the human seem to be merging. W. S. Merwin implied that elegy is always written for someone who can’t read it, but Miller’s poems suggest that elegy is a modality that can conjure presence again and that the poem resurrects the dead in some sense.” —Forrest Gander, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, on Borderline Fortune at the Montana Book Festival
On Friday, Oct. 15, I’ll be on the legendary KPFA to talk with Sabrina Jacobs, host of the climate-emergency show A Rude Awakening. The show airs on 94.1 FM in the Bay Area between 8 and 9 a.m. and is also available online as a podcast.
If you’re in Portland, I’ll be reading virtually with fellow National Poetry Series winner Amanda Moore on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. PT, hosted by Annie Bloom’s. I’m also thrilled to participate in the mask-required, vaccine-required, in-person Portland Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 1:45 p.m.
Check out more virtual and in-person book tour events here.
Thank you so much for reading!