Jesse Millner: A Reading From Memory’s Blue Sedan

At a time in which many poems feel like sophisticated parlor games, Memory’s Blue Sedan by Jesse Millner brings us back to the ground, the soil of true poetry, in […]


Jesse Millner: A Reading From Memory’s Blue Sedan

Author:Jesse Millner


At a time in which many poems feel like sophisticated parlor games, Memory’s Blue Sedan by Jesse Millner brings us back to the ground, the soil of true poetry, in which living things grow and flourish in all their various complexities. His haunted and haunting poems are awesome in their commingling of autobiography, history, and references to the customs and beliefs in which his mind and heart came to consciousness. Many of the poems in this book feel like living beings, organic in their form and painfully honest in their revelations. Memory’s Blue Sedan speaks to both the heart and to the mind – indeed it speaks to the soul. It is a courageous book.

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Jesse Millner ‘s poems and prose have appeared in River Styx, Pearl, The Prose Poem Project, Gravel, The Florida Review, Wraparound South, The Best American Poetry 2013 and other literary magazines. He has published seven poetry chapbooks and two full-length collections, The Neighborhoods of My Past Sorrow and Dispatches from the Department of Supernatural Explanation. In praise of Memory’s Blue Sedan (Hysterical Books) Michael Hettich, author of Bluer and More Vast wroteAt a time in which many poems feel like sophisticated parlor games, the work of Jesse Millner brings us back to the ground, the soil of true poetry, in which living things grow and flourish in all their various complexities. His haunted and haunting poems are awesome in their commingling of autobiography, history, and references to the customs and beliefs in which his mind and heart came to consciousness. Many of the poems in this book feel like living beings, organic in their form and painfully honest in their revelations. Memory’s Blue Sedan speaks to both the heart and to the mind—indeed it speaks to the soulIt is a courageous book.”

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