Sunday, April 11, 2010
Connie Colwell Miller - Bodywearers
By Connie Colwell Miller
Whether Miller speaks of a red-tailed hawk hunting for mice or a lover’s underwear crumpled up on the bedroom floor, her voice is filled with a revealing breath of candor, drawing our attention to the small details in nature and of the body, often showing us beauty where we may not have expected it..
“If we were angels, bodiless and pure, we would sing for all eternity. Connie Colwell Miller’s poems wonder how the body, with its baggy wardrobe of needs, could ever permit such music. But the body is a means. And Miller’s poems are less about leaving the flesh behind and more about discovering how the flaws and desires of daily living operate to bring a second life out into the open.”—Richard Robbins, author of The Untested Hand and Other Americas
BODYWEARERS REVIEW EXCERPTS:
"Miller's poems illuminate those ordinary moments which, taken together, compose a life. . . . reminding us of the joys, as well as the aches, of our physicality." — Minneapolis StarTribune
"Miller's poems open a sense of wonderment toward the world." — The Corresponder
Connie Colwell Miller is a professional editor, freelance writer, and sometimes English teacher from Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Her published poetry has appeared in a handful of literary journals, including Potato Eyes, Artisan, and The Briar Cliff Review. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where her graduate thesis won the Toy Blethen Award for Distinguished Poetry in 2002.
Currently she lives in Mankato, Minnesota, with her husband and two children: one feisty, the other feistier.
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OTHER TITLES BY CONNIE:
The Deadliest Places on Earth
Bermuda Triangle : The Unsolved Mystery