The Brier Poems

The Brier Poems

Jim Wayne Miller / Aug 23, 2019

The Brier Poems Poetry Jim Wayne Miller is a poet of a particular geographical place yet he sings he preaches and just plain talks in a language from the earth Oddly this kind of poetry is not in fashion these da

  • Title: The Brier Poems
  • Author: Jim Wayne Miller
  • ISBN: 9780917788628
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry Jim Wayne Miller is a poet of a particular geographical place, yet he sings, he preaches, and just plain talks in a language from the earth Oddly, this kind of poetry is not in fashion these days, but I think it will outlast most of what is Edward Field.

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      • Jim Wayne Miller

        Jim Wayne Miller, a native of the mountain country of North Carolina, was graduated from Berea College in Kentucky in 1958 and received his Ph.D in German and American Literature from Vanderbilt University in 1965 While at Vanderbilt, as an NDEA Fellow, he studied under Fugitive poet Donald Davidson and Hawthorne Scholar Randall Stewart He was a Professor of German language and literature at Western Kentucky University for 33 years, where he was a member of the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies He served as a consultant to the Appalachian Studies programs in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio and was a visiting Professor in Appalachian Studies at the Berea College Appalachian Center.Jim Wayne Miller worked in the Poet in the Schools program in Virginia and directed poetry workshops for several Universities His honors include the Alice Lloyd Memorial Prize for Appalachian Poetry in 1967, the 1980 Thomas Wolfe Literary Award, the Zoe Kincaid Brockman Memorial Award, the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award and the Appalachian Consortium Laurel Leaves Award His books include Copperhead Cane 1964 , Dialogue With A Dead Man 1974 , The Mountains Have Come Closer 1980 , Vein Of Words 1984 , Nostalgia for 70 1986 , Brier His Book 1988 , and Newfound 1989.


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    1. Jim Wayne Miller’s specified collection of “The Brier Poems” carries unique and distinctive undertones that carry throughout.Written in a sort of free-verse, I at first felt many of the poems were vague, uninteresting, and dark. Maybe this is symbolic of how others perceive Appalachia. Many are about dreams, ideas, visions, and distant memories. The poems seemed abstract, like shadows, but the further I went, the more solidified and meaningful the poems seemed to be.In the first sections, [...]


    2. I am usually not a fan of poetry, but this book has changed my mind. Jim Wayne Miller creates beautiful poetry that encompasses many aspect of life in the Appalachia. His poems are not only gorgeous on the surface, but they are deceptively deep and meaningful. If you are looking for good poetry, I suggest this book!




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