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Only the Senses Sleep by Wayne Miller
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 5.75" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher New Issues Poetry & Prose
ISBN 1930974655 ISBN13 9781930974654
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More About Wayne Miller
Wayne F. Miller, a photojournalist, was a member of Edward Steichen's World War II U.S. Navy Combat Photo Unit, associate curator for the famous "The Family of Man exhibit and book at New York's Museum of Modern Art, a contract photographer for "Life magazine, and a member and former president of Magnum Photos. He co-authored "Baby's First Year with Dr. Benjamin Spock, authored "The World Is Young, and currently owns and maintains a redwood forest in Northern California. Orville Schell is Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Gordon Parks is a photographer, filmmaker, author, poet, and composer. Robert B. Stepto is an author and Professor of English and African American Studies at Yale University.
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A compilation of free-verse poems revolving around the theme of night Jan 4, 2007
Award-winning poet Wayne Miller presents Only the Senses Sleep, a compilation of free-verse poems revolving around the theme of night. From the quiet that pervades a nighttime apartment to silent snowfalls and the ferocity of an ice storm, Only the Senses Sleep sublimely captures a wide range of environmental experiences in the dark that pervade the corners of human consciousness. "November Wind": Immured here / by infinitely minute and endlessly exact details - // Air ink-rolls the water, where far off / a trawler's anchored by a cloudlike net. // A curtain blows through a window, / gray (damp) along the bottom lace. // Cars in the street like hollowed cells, / their passengers naming certain stops // arrivals. To name these arrivals - / a ship, a curtain a face - your soul trailing // like a net. The ice wind cuts through. / Yes, to speak it now, and thus absolve it // like a read word. Or else there's no wind, / just the whipping of your shirt.
A Strong First Book of Poems Jan 2, 2007
Wayne Miller's poems, with steady voice, concise language, distinct images and a nuanced sense of poetic tradition, gives the reader clarity without sacrificing depth. The reader is always spoken to in a human voice (which is rare in contemporary poems), and so we come away from each poem having listened. One of the best first books of poems I've read in quite a while. Highly recommended.