In 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.
by Geordie Miller
$14.95, paperback, 80 pp.
Invisible Publishing, April 2014