Scanning the Horizon by Mark Miller
Published by Ginninderra Press and featuring a reproduction of Lloyd Rees’ The Road to Berry on the cover, Scanning the Horizon is Mark Miller's long-awaited third collection of poems, many of which have won national awards, including the Henry Lawson Open Poetry Prize (2015, 2018), the Rolf Boldrewood Open Poetry Prize (2008, 2016), the Queensland Fellowship of Australian Writers Poetry Prize (2008, 2015) and the Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize (2017). Written with the same sharp eye for detail and spare, precise imagery as his previous two books, poems in Scanning the Horizon are vivid, alive and spontaneous in their dedication to family and their celebrations of the richness and joys of nature. It is a powerful and elegant collection by a poet in control of his forms and speaking in ways that are fresh and distinctive.
"Acute observations of the natural world, especially the Shoalhaven district of the south coast of New South Wales, coupled with brilliant and evocative vistas… In Scanning the Horizon, Mark Miller has created an intensely private world that is also as universal as the sunlight that illuminates it…" - Peter Skrzynecki
Author: Mark Miller
Mark Miller was born in Warren in western New South Wales. He attended school in Orange before graduating with an Honours degree in English Literature at the University of New England in Armidale. His first book of poems, Conversing With Stones, won the Fellowship of Australian Writers Anne Elder Award in 1989 and his second, This Winter Beach, was highly commended in Australian Book Review when published in 1999.
Scanning the Horizon is published by Ginninderra Press and is available from the publisher’s website and from the author by contacting Mark Miller at PO Box 75 Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535. Email: enquire at SCWC to get in touch with Mark
Posted on December 05, 2018