Miller’s poetry channels humour, heartbreak and sincerity

Re: union
by Geordie Miller
$14.95, paperback, 80 pp.
Invisible Publishing, April 2014

Re:Union Geordie Miller poetryIn his first poetry collection, Geordie Miller is toying with the notion of the fragmented self. In a society where we toss out snippets of ourselves on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Miller is fascinated by these figments as narratives of identity.

In the poem, “Reading As Algorithm,” Miller addresses 21st century readers, and engages in a dynamic conversation about adoring Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, which he relates to, “like latterday bogfolk,” and “like a blueprint for assembly.”

This collection embodies his trademark humour; including poems: “Modern Love” and “One Day of Summer” tales of heartbreak, familial love poems, tangents and sincerity. For Miller, he found poetry as a means to hone his inner performer.

Re:union resonates on and off the page. Some fragments, others confessional letters, it’s poems like “Summer of ‘70”, “I’m From St. Catherine’s” and “The Element of Style” that combine Miller’s humour, zeal and nerve.

Re: union
by Geordie Miller
$14.95, paperback, 80 pp.
Invisible Publishing, April 2014

 

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Shannon Webb-Campbell is a mixed Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) settler poet, writer and critic. Her forthcoming book, Who Took My Sister? (Book Thug, 2018) explores Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, decolonial poetics, trauma and the land, and will be transformed into a touring classical music performance for violin and piano. Still No Word (Breakwater, 2015) was the recipient of Egale Canada’s Out In Print Award. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of British Columbia, a BA from Dalhousie University, and studies English Literature at Memorial University. Shannon is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation and currently lives in Montreal.

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