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ISBN-10: 088748574X

ISBN-13: 9780887485749

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joseph Millar

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Overtime, Joseph Millar's first book of poetry, both traditionally elegiac and formally unexpected--aims at the overlap between art and the everyday grind of work and single fatherhood. Here we find poems of loss and grief, alongside poems of working-class celebration that hum with the sound of wind in the ladder racks and miles of telephone wire. Overtime is a book of poetry whose chief concern is not art for its own sake but rather the artistic visions the everyday struggles of life provide when paid the right attention. A poet deeply sunk into William Carlos Williams' American Grain, Millar grounds his poems in the details and small mysteries of everyday life and labor. Whether the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University Press
Publication date: 9/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Joseph Millar's first collection,Overtime(2001) was finalist for the Oregon Book Award. A second collection,Fortune, appeared in 2007. Millar grew up in Pennsylvania, attended the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and spent 25 years in the San Francisco Bay area working at a variety of jobs, from telephone repairman to commercial fisherman. It would be two decades before he returned to poetry. His poems record the narrative of a life fully lived among fathers, sons, brothers, daughters, weddings and divorces, men and women. His work has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2008 Pushcart Prize and has appeared in such magazines as DoubleTake, TriQuarterly, New Letters,…