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The Observances by Kate Miller
  

The Observances

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Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2015.

In the informal rituals of the tide remaking its tideline, of a painter absorbed in the act of painting or of an old couple greeting the night, the English poet Kate Miller sees and charts the creative process at work. Throughout the collection Miller dwells on the unfixed and restless image and shows herself as subject to it - to the difficult illusion of physical energy in sculpture, to the changeability of skies and the insistent rhythm and presence of the sea.

Costa Judges' Comment: “A remarkably assured debut – painterly, sensuous and sonically vibrant.”

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The Observances by Kate Miller

In the informal rituals of the tide remaking its tideline, of a painter absorbed in the act of painting or of an old couple greeting the night, the English poet Kate Miller sees and charts the creative process at work. As its title suggests, Miller's striking debut collection explores perception, the poet's eye and ear trained on distances that stretch beyond comfort zones. This is a book full of movement: even quiet reflections on home and family life are rarely still.

About the Author

The English poet, Kate Miller, grew up in Hampshire and now lives in London. In 2012 she completed her PhD while teaching Poetry (modern and historical) courses in the English department at Goldsmiths, University of London. She was awarded the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Prize in 2008 and has received a number of other awards. Selected for Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt) and again in 2013, her poems have recently been seen in Long Poem Magazine, The Reader, Poetry Review, Warwick Review, and the TLS where she also contributes an occasional column introducing a 'Poem of the Week'. She co-hosts readings and workshops for the Southwark Stanza of the Poetry Society and is often asked to read at London's poetry venues, bookshops and watering holes, including at the inaugural Open Weekend for The Guardian in 2012.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th April 2015

Author

Kate Miller

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Author's Website

katemiller.me/about/

Publisher

Carcanet Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
88 pages

Categories

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ISBN

9781906188153

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