Time, Wisdom, and Koalas, by David Miller
Literature / Fiction (fantasy)
David Miller is a writer with not only fantasy, but a depth of feeling and philosophical content. Yet, one feels a sense of whimsy as well. What he imparts to the reader is often done with a gentle and beautiful subtlety that stays with one long after the book has been closed. Gloria Coates
“Despite what the first pages may suggest, this is most definitely not a children’s tale.” Or so we’re told. It’s more like what Byron thought about “true poetry”: that “’tis the part/ Of a true poet to escape from fiction”. David Miller escapes from fiction in “spirit dreams” he learned from a certain Koala named Norman, who seems to have passed them along through a certain wombat named Archie. If I told you any more about David’s escapes you’d think I was making it up, or maybe that I just dreamed it all. But as David once said – I think he was at Felpham – “you can never tell about these things.” Jerome McGann
David Miller was born in Melbourne, Australia, but has lived in the UK for many years. His recent publications include Spiritual Letters (Series 1-5) (Chax Press, 2011), Reassembling Still: Collected Poems (Shearsman Books, 2014), Spiritual Letters (Contraband Books, 2017 / Spuyten Duyvil, 2022), Towards a Menagerie (Chax Press, 2019), Matrix I & II (Guillemot Press, 2020), Some Other Days and Nights (above/ground press, 2021), Afterword (Shearsman Books, 2022), circle square triangle (Spuyten Duyvil, 2022), An Envelope for Silence (above/ground press, 2022) and Some Other Shadows (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2022). He is also a painter and a musician. The image on the cover of the book is from one of his paintings.