Contraband Live – David Miller’s Spiritual Letters

CONTRABAND LIVE – February 27th 2018

Contraband Live Launch of David Miller’s ‘Spiritual Letters’!!

With readings from Spiritual Letters by David Miller, April Fredrick, Steve Torrance and Matt Martin.

There will be more poetry and performance from Fran Lock, Michael Zand and Karen Sandhu.

A very exciting event!

Entry to the event is free and food is available from the venue.

Contraband Books and publications by other publishers will be on sale at our book stall. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday 730-11pm | The Crown Tavern, 43 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0EG

 

David Miller’s review of Michael N. McGregor’s biography of Robert Lax

David Miller on Michael N McGregor’s new bio of Robert Lax is now up at Stride:

http://stridemagazine.co.uk/Stride%20mag%202016/March2016/Miller.Lax.htm

Rather like his great friend Ad Reinhardt’s late, ‘all-black’ paintings, the poems almost aren’t there, yet very much there, or if you like, very much here. That’s their paradox. And the best of them are extraordinary.

The Blue Bus

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading of poetry by Jane Augustine, Michael Heller and David Miller on Tuesday the 17th November from 7.30 at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. This is the 106th event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions). For future events in the series, please scroll down to the end of this message.

Michael Heller has published over twenty volumes of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction. His most recent book is This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (2012). A new collection, Diánoia, is forthcoming in 2016. A book of essays on his work, The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: A Nomad Memory, has just appeared. His many awards and honors include the Di Castagnola Prize, NEH Poet/Scholar Award and The Fund for Poetry.

Jane Augustine is a poet, critic, short story writer, visual/sound poetry performance artist, and scholar of women in modernity, with five poetry books, the latest Krazy: Visual Poems and Performance Scripts (2015). Editor of The Gift by H.D.: The Complete Text and The Mystery by H.D., she has held the H.D. Fellowship at Yale, has taught at N.Y.U. and Naropa University, Boulder, and is professor emerita Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. She lives in Manhattan.

David Miller was born in Melbourne (Australia) in 1950, and has lived in London (UK) since 1972. His more recent publications include The Dorothy and Benno Stories (Reality Street Editions, 2005), In the Shop of Nothing: New and Selected Poems (Harbor Mountain Press, 2007), Black, Grey and White: A Book of Visual Sonnets (Veer Books, 2011) and Reassembling Still: Collected Poems (Shearsman, 2014). He has compiled British Poetry Magazines 1914-2000: A History and Bibliography of ‘Little Magazines’ (with Richard Price, The British Library / Oak Knoll Press, 2006) and edited The Lariat and Other Writings by Jaime de Angulo (Counterpoint, 2009) and The Alchemist’s Mind: a book of narrative prose by poets (Reality Street, 2012). Spiritual Letters (Series 1-5) appeared from Chax Press in 2011, and a double CD recording of David Miller reading this same work came out from LARYNX in 2012. He is also a musician and a member of the Frog Peak Music collective. His most recent publication is Spiritual Letters (Series 6), published by Shearsman in 2015.

David Miller – Collected Poems

David Miller, one of our June readers, has had his Collected Poems just published with Shearsman

David Miller, Reassembling Still: Collected Poems, Bristol: Shearsman Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-84681-331-7. 316pp. £14.95.

David Miller was born in Melbourne (Australia) in 1950, and has lived in London since 1972. His more recent publications include The Waters of Marah (Shearsman Books, 2005), The Dorothy and Benno Stories (Reality Street Editions, 2005), In the Shop of Nothing: New and Selected Poems (Harbor Mountain Press, 2007) and Black, Grey and White: A Book of Visual Sonnets (Veer Books, 2011). He has compiled British Poetry Magazines 1914-2000: A History and Bibliography of ‘Little Magazines’ (with Richard Price, The British Library / Oak Knoll Press, 2006) and edited The Lariat and Other Writings by Jaime de Angulo (Counterpoint, 2009) and The Alchemist’s Mind: a book of narrative prose by poets (Reality Street, 2012). Spiritual Letters (Series 1-5) appeared from Chax Press in 2011, and a double CD recording of David Miller reading this same work came out from LARYNX in 2012. He is also a musician and a member of the Frog Peak Music collective.
Comprising work from the early 1970s onwards, Reassembling Still is by far the largest and most comprehensive collection of David Miller’s poetry, and includes all of his poetry that he wishes to keep, with the exceptions of the ongoing Spiritual Letters project and his visual poems.

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