Club Icarus by Matt Miller
(Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry)

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With muscular language and visceral imagery, Club Icarus bears witness to the pain, the fear, and the flimsy mortality that births our humanity as well as the hope, humor, love, and joy that completes it. This book will appeal to sons and fathers, to parents and children, to those tired of poetry that makes no sense, to those who think lyric poetry is dead, to those who think the narrative poem is stale, to those who think that poetry has sealed itself off from the living world, and to those who appreciate the vernacular as the language of living and the act of living as something worth putting into language.


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MATT W. MILLER earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. His poems have appeared in Slate, Harvard Review, Notre Dame Review, Third Coast, and other journals. His first book, Cameo Diner: Poems, was published in 2005. A Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, Miller has been nominated for five Pushcart Prizes. He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Published January 9, 2013 by University of North Texas Press. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The piece culminates in an image of the six answering a nature call: “Instead we shuffle out / … kicking rain from the grass / in the backyard, and line up / against a wooden fence / … Then all of us laughing / / at this terrible salute as steam / rises from the puddles / we make in beds of mulch.”.

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Stegner Fellow Miller teaches English at Phillips Exeter Academy and also coaches football—evident not in sports references b

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