In the Scaffolding by Eric MillerIn the Scaffolding by Eric Miller

In the Scaffolding

byEric Miller

Paperback | April 18, 2005

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Readers and critics who warmed to the fine intelligence of his debut collection will be astonished and delighted to see how much Eric Miller has matured as a poet in the six years since Song of the Vulgar Starling first appeared in 1999. In the beautifully constructed and perceptive poems of his new collection, In the Scaffolding, Miller moves fluidly from one delight to another. Fatherhood and the imagined world of the infant, the overabundant complexity of Nature, the mind's endless curiosity, and the inner life of birds are just some of the topics that fall under the lens of this versatile and vibrant poet.

Governor General's Award nominee Lynn Davies says that Miller's work shows "how words can move us into the process of recognition." With his long, floating rhapsodic sentences and exquisite metaphorical structures, Miller has often been compared with the great Romantic poet Shelley. Certainly few writers today can match his gifts for expressive language and surprising poetic rhythms.

Eric Miller is a professor of 18th-century literature at the University of Victoria and a poetry editor at the Malahat Review, having studied at universities in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. He is a polymath, with fluency in a number of languages, a thorough knowledge of Latin and classical history, a detailed knowledge of th...
Title:In the ScaffoldingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:93 pages, 8.47 × 5.48 × 0.24 inPublished:April 18, 2005Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864924259

ISBN - 13:9780864924254

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Editorial Reviews

"A remarkable new book . . . In its energetic and innovative beauty, the poetry of In the Scaffolding is worthy of the important issues it addresses . . . the poetry gives the substantiation of a deeply explored and poetically reconstituted life." — Books in Canada