Joseph Millar

Joseph Millar’s first collection of poems, Overtime, was a finalist for the 2001 Oregon Book Award. His second collection, Fortune, appeared in 2007, followed by a third, Blue Rust, in 2012. Kingdom was released in early 2017, and his latest collection, Dark Harvest, New & Selected Poems, was released in 2021.

He has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in such magazines as DoubleTake, TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, APR, and Ploughshares. Millar teaches in Pacific University’s low-residency MFA Program and in North Carolina State’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.



My wife thinks the crows are talking to her with their midnight beaks and ragged feathers and maybe she sees the sky through their eyes the reef of dark storm cloud Continue reading