Graeme Miles

Graeme Miles

Graeme Miles has published two collections of poems: Recurrence (John Leonard Press, 2012) and Phosphorescence (Fremantle Press, 2006). After completing a PhD in classics at the University of Western Australia, he spent six months as an Asialink writer in residence at the University of Madras, then a year in Belgium as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Ghent. He has lived in Hobart since 2008 and teaches ancient Greek language and literature at the University of Tasmania.

Graeme Miles reviews 'The Unspeak Poems and Other Verses' by Tim Thorne

October 2014, no. 365 01 October 2014
Graeme Miles reviews 'The Unspeak Poems and Other Verses' by Tim Thorne
The Unspeak Poems, Tim Thorne’s fourteenth collection, is characteristically politically engaged and international in its scope. The best of these poems make use of Thorne’s acute ear for everyday speech. ‘Gettin’ there’, for instance, sad and memorable, creates through jumpy fragments of wry observations and narrative a picture of misguided hope against loaded odds: ‘The saddest ... (read more)

Graeme Miles reviews 'Leaves of Glass' by David Prater

September 2014, no. 364 26 August 2014
Graeme Miles reviews 'Leaves of Glass' by David Prater
Between 1889 and 1892, young Australian poet Bernard O’Dowd corresponded with the ageing Walt Whitman. Leaves of Glass, David Prater’s second collection, vividly imagines this long-distance relationship. This is not, however, a historical novel in verse. It refracts the correspondence through a perpetually shifting series of voices and forms, from heavily ironic, mock-traditional ones (‘Trea ... (read more)