BOOKS



I Am on a River and Cannot Answer

Poetry chapbook, 20 pages
Downloadable PDF
BOAAT Press, 2016
The twin landscapes of grief and Western rivers are explored through two intertwining sequences of poems in this palm-size PDF chapbook, part of BOAAT Press’ innovative series of free online poetry books. One series of poems examines the mechanisms of mourning through cultural lenses as far-ranging as cruise ships, Western movies, and Star Trek, while the other takes us down an Oregon whitewater river both literal and metaphorical, with flash-scenes of wary locals, battle-scarred guides, dismantled dams, and miraculous wildlife. Exquisitely designed by Meg Willing.




White Noise Lullaby

Poetry chapbook, 36 pages. 6" x 9"
Cyclone Press, 2015
$9.00

These 19 poems explore the bonds and abrasions of family and friendships, the effects of sudden tragedy on a small town, and miracles in miniature. With sisters arguing about the afterlife, a chicken who might save the world, serendipitous misspellings, and a pit bull with an ear for music, White Noise Lullaby delves into a universe that, by turns, seems blindly indifferent and achingly beautiful.






Rough House

Online prose poetry chapbook
White Knuckle Press, 2016

From the introduction: “Tolstoy jokes aside, I found that my family was like others: never immune to melodrama, even the most distasteful kind. Writers have a compulsion to arrange these things, to lay them out corpselike and fold the arms and button the collars. You take something you hate to see and you present it. The names have been changed. Everything has changed.” White Knuckle Press has a long line of online chapbooks, specializing in prose poetry.





In the Hand

Poetry chapbook, 32 pages. 6" x 6"
Cyclone Press, 2014
$7.00

With vivid brevity, this collection of poems walks the confines of oppression, the wild life of dreams, and the harsh realities of balancing the two extremes. These short poems breathe with ferocity like postcards from an alternate reality where ordinary events and objects—from a nightmarish date to a backyard poplar tree—tell unexpected stories.





Beautiful Brutal: Poems about Cats
(Expanded Edition)

Poetry chapbook, 32 pages, 6" x 9"
Cyclone Press, 2014
$8.00
Available on Amazon

“Miller has looked carefully at cat/human relations, the familiar-strange middle ground of contact, done the hard work of close perception and then shaped this coming-to-knowledge into free verse that is effective, informing, at times affectionate, but not sentimental. Time to let the critical cat out of the bag: Miller’s book is not just a good book of cat poetry, it is a good book of poetry.”
Fiddler Crab Review






Botanica

Poetry chapbook, 36 pages, 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Cyclone Press, 2012
$5.00 + $1.30 S/H (U.S.)
Available from author: amymillerediting[at]gmail[dot]com

This chapbook of 20 poems explores landscapes, both literal and metaphorical: scent and memory, work and loss, and the leaps of faith it takes to plant even the smallest garden.






Tea Before Questions

Poetry chapbook, 36 pages, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Cyclone Press, 2010
$7.00 + $1.50 S/H (U.S.)

Available from author: amymillerediting[at]gmail[dot]com

Spanning topics from hamsters and Breyer horses to lonely motels and brain MRIs, this collection features poems published in Northwest Review, Cloudbank, Cider Press Review, and other literary journals. Includes the Tango cycle and the Church cycle.










The Mechanics of the Rescue

Poetry chapbook, 40 pages, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Nine Bean-Rows Press, 2007
$7.00 + $1.70 S/H (U.S.)

Available from author: amymillerediting[at]gmail[dot]com

These poems span landscapes—from the wilderness of the real and fictional West, to the inner journeys of New England teenagers “ripe as roadside corn,” to interstellar flight. Includes “Westfield, Massachusetts,” winner of the Poets’ Dinner Grand Prize, and “Rhode Island,” finalist in A Prairie Home Companion’s Sonnet Contest.








Beautiful Brutal: Poems about Cats

Poetry chapbook, 34 pages, 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
Cyclone Press, 2009
$5.00 + $1.30 S/H (U.S.)
Available from author: amymillerediting[at]gmail[dot]com

This graceful, unflinching collection of 18 poems looks at the real cats in our lives—the companions, hunters, strays, and kittens who grow up and grow old with us. Beautiful Brutal turns the “sentimental cat poem” upside down, reminding us of the deep, wild mysteries we seek in cats—and see reflected in ourselves.




Poetry Boxes

Art paper box poem
2" x 2" x 2"
$14.00 + $2.00 S/H (U.S.)
Available from author: amymillerediting[at]gmail[dot]com

Poetry Boxes are a hybrid of origami and poetry based on an 18th-century Japanese paper-art form called a temate baku, or “surprise box.” Each box is a poem: The title is printed on the top; the poem is read by turning the box clockwise. There are eight poems in the series, and I use whatever exotic art paper I can get my hands on at the time, so no two are alike. More info and some sample poems are on the Poetry Box page.





International shipping: Please inquire at amymillerediting[at]gmail[dot]com.


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