Blue Rust by Joseph MillarBlue Rust by Joseph Millar

Blue Rust

byJoseph Millar

Paperback | January 4, 2012

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Like Conrad's Marlow, Joseph Millar speaks with fierce compassion and the authority of hard-won experience. In his remarkable third collection, Blue Rust, he lays down "the shield of irony" without taking up the consolations of easy sentiment or detached despair. The result is an unstrained originality: lyrics that avoid the metronome, leaps of imagination in which the associative logic never trails off into self-indulgent incoherence. Millar looks hard at a world that is doomed and beautiful. What sets Blue Rust apart is its ability to honor both sides.
JOSEPH MILLAR's first collection, Overtime (2001), was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. A second collection, Fortune, appeared in 2007. Millar grew up in Pennsylvania, attended the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and spent 25 years in the San Francisco Bay area working at a variety of jobs, from telephone repairman to commercial fi...
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Title:Blue RustFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.28 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887485499

ISBN - 13:9780887485497

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Table of Contents

ONENativity
Donut Shop Jukebox
Year of the Ox
Ode to the Ear
Romance
Divorce
The Dutch Roll
Ginsberg
Kiski Flats
For Annie
Stove
Nightbound
Song for Stevie
Judas's Mother

TWOOcean

THREEShirt
Urban Coyote
Breasts
Who Do You Love
Fire
Grandfather
Late December
First Poetry
1965 Triumph Bonneville
Casting Type
Marriage
Lorca in California
Honeymoon
Blow Job Cole Slaw
Half Made

FOURLeaving Coos County
Legacy
Sentimental
The Women of Poetry
For Weldon Kees
Night Watchman
Native
Michigan Autumn
The Hustler
Labor Day
Day of the Dead

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"This book is terrific. Whether it's the true grit of blue rust or the true reckoning of the 'blue compass needle,' Millar's poems show us the verities of our human journeys. This is truly a poet of the people, a voice for our time." - Barbara Ras