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FutureCycle Press Announces New Poetry Collection by JM Miller
Wilderness Lessons by JM Miller is now available from FutureCycle Press
This collection is described as a love note to the planet that risks burning, a song of loss and connection, and a prayer for being alive and becoming "the animal you were meant to be." An Eco-poetry book of personal and political honesty, of the violence and elegy of living, this debut collection considers the dissolution of human separateness as a way to create a new space for identity that is fluid—tracing the upwell of violence against people on the fringes of binary constructions and violence against animals and the planet. "Pronoun says the planet is burning," the poet writes of sun rays and our beating hearts. Written by a poet of tremendous energy, ecstatic imagery, and deeply inherited wisdom, these poems conjure a new understanding of the American poem from JM's trans-gender, trans-being, howling throat pointed at a sky still brimming with stars.
JM Miller is a trans-identified poet, essayist, instructor and healer living on a 10-acre organic farm on Vashon Island, WA. They won the Grand Prize for the Eco Arts Awards in 2014 & were a finalist for terrain.org's 2013 poetry contest. Miller teaches poetry and creative nonfiction writing at the University of Washington in Tacoma and is an instructor at Richard Hugo House. JM's chapbook, Primitive Elegy, was published by alice blue books, and their work can be found at Poecology, Bellingham Review, Cimarron Review, Columbia Poetry Review, CURA, Whitefish Review and others.
Wilderness Lessons is now available in both print-on-demand and Kindle formats through the FutureCycle Press catalog (http://www.futurecycle.org).