Visiting Writers Series: Wayne Miller

Miller_WayneThe annual Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 21 with the fifth annual Tom Andrews Memorial Reading by Wayne Miller at 7 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theater. A Hope jazz ensemble will begin the evening with music at 6:30 p.m.

Miller has two poetry collections published. “Only the Senses Sleep” was released in 2006 and received the William Rockhill Nelson Award. His second collection, “The Book of Props” received attention from “Coldfront Magazine” as one of the best 15 poetry collections of 2009. In addition to these collections of original poetry, Miller also translated Moikom Zeqo’s “I Don’t Believe in Ghosts” from Albanian into English and edited “New European Poets.”

Miller has received many awards for his writing, including the George Bogin Award, the Lucille Medwick Award, and the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America. Reviews of his work are available through OneFile PowerSearch.

Bethany Stripp — Library Student Blogger

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