Wilderness Lessons

Wilderness Lessons Wilderness Lessons by JM Miller is a love note to the planet that risks burning a song of loss and connection and a prayer for being alive and becoming the animal you were meant to be An Eco poetry

  • Title: Wilderness Lessons
  • Author: J.M. Miller
  • ISBN: 9781942371083
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wilderness Lessons by JM Miller is a love note to the planet that risks burning, a song of loss and connection, and a prayer for being alive and becoming the animal you were meant to be An Eco poetry book of personal and political honesty, of the violence and elegy of living, this debut collection considers the dissolution of human separateness as a way to create a newWilderness Lessons by JM Miller is a love note to the planet that risks burning, a song of loss and connection, and a prayer for being alive and becoming the animal you were meant to be An Eco poetry book of personal and political honesty, of the violence and elegy of living, this debut collection considers the dissolution of human separateness as a way to create a new space for identity that is fluid tracing the upwell of violence against people on the fringes of binary constructions and violence against animals and the planet Pronoun says the planet is burning, the poet writes of sun rays and our beating hearts Written by a poet of tremendous energy, ecstatic imagery, and deeply inherited wisdom, these poems conjure a new understanding of the American poem from JM s trans gender, trans being, howling throat pointed at a sky still brimming with stars.

    One thought on “Wilderness Lessons”

    1. These are not poems, but rather a random collection of unrelated sentences that just so happen to be held captive on the same page.There's no rythm, no flow & no discernable pace to ANY of them. It was as if the author was standing in a crowded room (where everyone was speaking at once), plucking sentences sentences from the air & writing them down.The wilderness lesson? Don't go hiking with this author--you'll go crazy or die. If there's any mercy in the world, the latter.

    2. I liked this book a lot. I wouldn't categorize it as nature poetry, but those who like nature will like it, and those who don't like nature but like poetry will also like it.

    3. From the Book:PAPER SPARROWS (AT THE MUSEUM)a slip of paper no larger than a dollarrecords the scale of value for a slave.Rows of age & rows of worth, the blackbody’s gains & losses over time.You see the paper is degrading, yellowingtree fibers from an oily thumb nearly enoughto erase the pencil’s mark.At the next exhibit white poetsread paper sparrows to sleep—a stiff wind in their feathers—stilllove in their curated bodies of paper.They lean in until a black fly in the bird’s [...]

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