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Wayne Miller, M.F.A

Associate Professor


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Fax: 303-556-2959

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Areas of Expertise: Creative Writing, Editing & Publishing, Literary Translation, Contemporary Poetry

​MFA, Poetry, University of Houston
BA, History & Creative Writing, Oberlin College
​Wayne Miller is the author of four poetry collections: Post- (Milkweed, 2016), The City, Our City (2011)—which was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award and the Rilke Prize—The Book of Props (2009), and Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues, 2006). His poems have appeared in many periodicals, including Boulevard, Colorado Review, Conduit, Crazyhorse, Field, The Paris Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and The Washington Post. He has also co-translated two books by the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo—Zodiac (Zephyr, 2015) and I Don’t Believe in Ghosts (BOA, 2007)—and co-edited three books: Literary Publishing in the 21st Century (Milkweed, 2015), Tamura Ryuichi: On the Life & Work of a 20th Century Master (Unsung Masters, 2011), and New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008). Wayne has received six awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to Queen’s University Belfast. For twelve years he worked on the staff of the journal Pleiades. He now teaches at the University of Colorado Denver and serves as Managing Editor of Copper Nickel.

Poetry Collections
Post-. Milkweed Editions, 2016.
The City, Our City. Milkweed Editions, 2011.
The Book of Props. Milkweed Editions, 2009.
Only the Senses Sleep. New Issues, 2006.

Translated Poetry Collections
Moikom Zeqo. Zodiac. Zephyr Press, 2015. (w/Anastas Kapurani)
Moikom Zeqo. I Don’t Believe in Ghosts. BOA Editions, 2007. (w/Moikom Zeqo, Arnisa Zeqo, et al.)

Edited Books
Literary Publishing in the 21st Century. Milkweed Editions, 2015. (w/Travis Kurowski & Kevin Prufer)
Tamura Ryuichi: On the Life & Work of a 20th Century Master. Unsung Masters, 2011. (w/Takako Lento)
New European Poets. Graywolf Press, 2008. (w/Kevin Prufer)