JM Miller is a healer, poet, essayist, instructor & trans-identified person who lives on a small organic farm on Vashampersand-live-12nov15-janieon Island, WA. They won the Grand Prize for the Eco Arts Awards in 2014 & was a finalist for terrain.org’s 2013 poetry contest. They have one chapbook, “Primitive Elegy” (alice blue books) and a forthcoming collection, “Wilderness Lessons” (FutureCycle Press) in 2016. JM directs poetry studies at the University of Washington in Tacoma & teaches at Richard Hugo House. Their work explores eco-justice poetry & hybrid essays as healing arts, the environmental imagination, queer radicalism, the artist as activist & ways to use naturalism (the senses & spirit!) to access greater worldhood.

JM’s work can be found at Poecology, terrain.org, CURA, Cimarron Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Written River: A Journal of Eco-Poetics, Five Fingers Review and others.  Please contact janiemiller76@gmail.com for questions about classes, manuscript editing, performances or the Book of (Eco) Spells.



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