The Day in MossAuthor Eric Miller ISBN 9781554550845 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date March 04, 2008 Size 152 x 229 mm
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Eric Miller is a poet of place and time. The Day In Moss, his third poetry collection, explores the natural world in his distinctive style. These are Miller's most confident poems, driven by a generos
Eric Miller is a poet of place and time. The Day In Moss, his third poetry collection, explores the natural world in his distinctive style. These are Miller's most confident poems, driven by a generosity of intellect and compassion.
"Eric Miller is a rare thing in a literary culture dominated by cynicism and irony: a poet of baroque extravagance, soaring vision, and sonorous rhetoric. In previous collections, this resulted in some of the most electrifying poetry being written today, but also in the occasional spectacular collapse. In The Day in Moss, Miller's third collection, the virtues remain intact, but the flaws of excess are markedly diminished. . .
"Miller has not received the kind of critical attention devoted to poets such as Don McKay, Tim Lilburn, Jan Zwicky, and Dennis Lee, who have written on similar subjects, but his thought is in many ways more nuanced and his writing more engaged and engaging. With the firm establishment of his mature voice in this collection, one hopes that more readers find their way to his work."
— Starred review, The Quill and Quire
Eric Miller's second book of poetry In the Scaffolding was shortlisted for the ReLit Award in 2006. His book of prose The Reservoir was shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Prize in 2007.