ESSAY IN RARITAN

The just released issue of Raritan contains an essay called “The Writers’ Studio” which depicts the power of art to positively transform an individual existence. 

To read the full essay click on the link below:

https://raritanquarterly.rutgers.edu/41-2-miller

NOVEL EXCERPT IN QUARTER AFTER EIGHT

Chapter 8 of it all melts down to this: a novel in timelines appears in the new issue (vol. 27) of this journal out of Ohio University edited by Laura Post and Melanie Ritzenthaler.

To order an issue, click the link below:

https://www.ohio.edu/cas/quarter-after-eight/issues

SOUTH DAKOTA ARTS COUNCIL INTERVIEW; NEW WORK IN PUBLICATION OUT OF MAINE

An interview with me appears in the latest issue of Arts Alive, a publication of the South Dakota Arts Council:

The journal Hole in the Head Review, rooted in Maine, is the second to publish an excerpt from a new work I call Make.

https://www.holeintheheadreview.com/picsv2/ben-miller-22

NEW WORK IN AMP

The journal AMP, out of Hofstra University, is the first to publish an excerpt from a new work I call Make.

Heeding the wisdom of Adrienne Rich’s comment “The notes for the poem are the only poem,” Make consists of a 70-page graphic poetic sequence that depicts the enigmatic, grinding, flighty, scary, fun, musical and atonal reality of “the page under the page” or the epic of a creative process at work. Its whispers—shouts—crowds of influences. Here the means is the end. 

https://sites.hofstra.edu/amp/issue6/from-make/

NOVEL NAMED FINALIST FOR PEN/BELLWETHER PRIZE FOR SOCIALLY ENGAGED FICTION

To learn more about the award follow the link below: 

https://pen.org/pen-bellwether-prize/

The manuscript, Meanwhile in the Dronx…, invents a sixth borough of NYC where people driven out of the other five boroughs retreat to resurrect their lives. Including a map and 25 drawings by a Brooklyn-based visual artist Dale Williams—harking back to the 19th Century publishing motif of illustrated socially-conscious literary melodramas—this work locates and adores humans struggling to recreate themselves amid the surreal wreckage of history.