Name Joseph Millar
|Spouse Dorianne Laux|
|Alma mater Johns Hopkins University|
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Books Overtime, Blue Rust, Fortune, Slow Dancer
Education Johns Hopkins University
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Joseph Millar is an American poet. He was raised in western Pennsylvania and after an adult life spent mostly in the SF Bay Area and the Northwest, he divides his time between Raleigh, NC and Richmond, CA.
Millar received an MA degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1970. He has worked as a telephone installation foreman and commercial fisherman and in 1997 gave up this blue collar life to try his hand at teaching. He has poems about fatherhood, labor, relationships and the life of the American man in the 20th Century.
His work has appeared in many magazines and journals, including The Alaska Quarterly Review, "DoubleTake," Ploughshares,Poetry International, and Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, New Letters, Raleigh Review and Shenandoah.
He has taught at Mount Hood Community College, Oregon State University. He now teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Pacific University and the Esalen Institute.
He is married to poet Dorianne Laux; they divide their time between Raleigh, North Carolina and Richmond, CA.
In 2002, Millar was awarded a Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 2008 his work won a Pushcart Prize. He has also been the recipient of grants from the Montalvo Center for the Arts and from Oregon Literary Arts. In 2012, he was selected as a Guggenheim Fellow.