Every Leaf a Mirror

Every Leaf a Mirror Jim Wayne Miller Was A Prolific Writer, A Revered Teacher And Scholar, And A Pioneer In The Field Of Appalachian Studies During His Thirty Three Year Tenure At Western Kentucky University, He Helped Build Programs In The Discipline In Kentucky, Tennessee, And Ohio, And Worked Tirelessly To Promote Regional Voices By Presenting The Work Of Others As Often As He Did His Own An Innovative Poet, Essayist, And Short Story Writer, Miller Was One Of The Founding Fathers And Animating Spirits Of The Appalachian RenaissanceIn Every Leaf A Mirror, Morris Allen Grubbs And Mary Ellen Miller Have Gathered Essential Selections From The Beloved Author S Oeuvre Highlights From The Volume Include Touchstone Poems Seminal Articles A Rare Autobiographical Essay A Commencement Address And An Excerpt From The Previously Unpublished Short Story Truth And Fiction Revealing The Scope And Significance Of Miller S Contributions As An Artist And Cultural Scholar, This Reader Captures The Excitement That Surrounded The Birth Of Modern Appalachian LiteratureWith Commentary By Mary Ellen Miller, An Introduction From Well Known Author Robert Morgan, And An Afterword By The Notable Silas House, Every Leaf A Mirror Provides An Unprecedentedly Intimate Look At Miller S Writing This Long Overdue Collection Not Only Celebrates The Life Of This Revered Ambassador Of Appalachian Literature And Culture But Also Introduces A New Generation Of Readers To His Work

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Every Leaf a Mirror
  • Morris Allen Grubbs
  • 10 February 2019
  • 9780813147246

12 thoughts on “Every Leaf a Mirror

  1. says:

    Every Leaf a Mirror A Jim Wayne Miller Reader is a marvelous compilation of some of Miller s essays, poems, interviews, etc.It does a fine job of making some of his best work available to the public.Miller was a top notch scholar and an advocate for the literature of Appalachia I m delighted to have this concise volume for my Appalachian collection It will be a valuable resource for teachers and scholars.

  2. says:

    Every Leaf A Mirror A Jim Wayne Miller Reader Morris Allen Grubbs and Mary Ellen Miller, Eds University Press of Kentucky, 2014 234 pages Everyone who is connected to the Appalachian region in any way must read Every Leaf A Mirror A Jim Wayne Miller Reader, the new compilation of the best work of one of the region s most important writers, teachers and scholars Had cancer not taken him far too soon, Jim Wayne Miller would have lived to see one of his dreams realized a region spilling over with published writers, presses and periodicals galore devoted to this region, undergraduate and graduate programs in Appalachian Studies throughout the region, and a large and growing body of scholarship about all aspects of the region s history, culture and arts Also, as this volume so poignantly reminds us, the reach and reputation of his own work would have grown as well Edited by Morris Allen Grubbs and Miller s widow, Western Kentucky University professor Mary Ellen Miller, the volume includes a broad sampling of Miller s published poetry, fiction, and non fiction, as well as some previously unpublished work, and a lengthy interview with another one of Appalachia s important figures, Loyal Jones There are two wonderful essays by two of the region s finest writers, Robert Morgan and Silas House, sharing both their very thoughtful analysis of Miller s work and its value, and a very personal account of his impact on their own lives and writing It would be difficult, if not impossible, to name a 20th century American writer who had a profound impact on a whole generation of younger writers Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon has called Miller a kind of circuit rider, traveling around the mountains mentoring and promoting other writers, and in one of his most famous poems, Brier Sermon, 2he certainly sounds like one The Brier, a persona Miller used to talk about, spoke for a generation of mountain people who grew up in a culture that the outside world not only failed to understand but also failed to respect The Brier urges us all to be born again, and explains that to be our best selves we are to go back to what you were before without losing what you ve since become The University Press of Kentucky has done the world a great service by putting this important volume together, insuring that a seminal figure in twentieth century American literature and in the Appalachian region is remembered and studied He did not live to see the fruits of all his labors, but as his poem Harvest foretells, Miller would be pleased to see that his life s work and passion carries on So he wasn t sad to see his life gatheredUp in books, kept on a shelf like dry seeds In an envelope, or carried far off Like Spanish needles in a fox s fur His people brought the sale sea in their songs Now they moved mountains to the cities And made all love and death and sorrow sweet there Heaviness was always left behind To perish, to topple like a stone chimney But what was lightest lasted, lived in song Rita Quillen

  3. says:

    Beautifully chosen pieces poetry, fiction, essay, interview by one of central Appalachia s most important writers.

  4. says:

    I read this for my Kentucky Literature class It was so refreshing to read poetry I enjoyed reading.

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