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Wayne Miller

Wayne Miller is the author of four poetry collections, including Post-, out this year from Milkweed, and The City, Our City. He has cotranslated two books by Moikom Zeqo—most recently Zodiac—and co-edited three books, including Literary Publishing in the Twenty-first Century and New European Poets. He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver and edits Copper Nickel. “The Lyric City” is forthcoming in the anthology The Poem’s Country: Place and Poetic Practice, edited by Shara Lessley and Bruce Snider.

The Lyric City

I grew up ten miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio, in a quiet suburb that once had been a small village in its own right until it was engulfed by the city’s suburban expansion. It remains, today, a collection of tree-lined…