On this episode, Diannely breaks bread with educator and “Poet of the River” Matt Miller and they talk about pita bread, “the next time through,” and Kate Hanson Foster. Listen here on Simplecast!
Matt W. Miller (he/his) is the author of Tender the River (Texas Review Press), shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Book Award, the Eric Hoffer Provocateur Award, and a finalist for the Jacar Press Julie Suk Award, the New Hampshire Poetry Society Book Award, and the Poetry by the Sea Book Award. Other books include The Wounded for the Water (Salmon Poetry), Club Icarus (University of North Texas Press), selected by Major Jackson as the 2012 Vassar Miller Poetry Prize winner, and Cameo Diner: Poems (Loom). He has published work previously in Narrative, Rhino Poetry, Harvard Review, Notre Dame Review, Southwest Review, Florida Review, Third Coast, Adroit Journal, and Poetry Daily, among other journals and was a winner of Nimrod International’s Pablo Neruda Prize, the Poetry by The Sea Sonnet Sequence Contest, the River Styx Micro-fiction Prize, and the Iron Horse Review’s Trifecta Poetry Prize. The recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in Poetry from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he teaches English, coaches football, and coordinates the Assembly Program at Phillips Exeter Academy in coastal New Hampshire.
Poem(s) discussed: “The Birds” by Kate Hanson Foster and “Next Time Through” by Matt Miller
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