The Sea Sleeps
New and Selected Poems
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This collection draws heavily from the core devotional strain in Miller's poetry, offering what novelist Fenton Johnson described in his review of Iron Wheel as "the vision and experience of that place where dark merges seamlessly into light; the house and home of grace-unasked for and perhaps undeserved, but transformative all the same."
Framed by meditations on the beginnings and possible post-human ends of culture, the new poems reflect on the callings and limits of art in responding to desire, history, mortality, and injustice.
Set in the American South, Wales, France, the Czech Republic, and Sudan, the poems address and invoke the divine.
"In Greg Miller's poems, the natural world sometimes seems to almost meld with human love, fear, and longing." -- Clyde Edgerton