Tim Miller (Bog Poems)

LAST MEAL Their stomachs a bestiary only of grain during a time of feasting and boasting and meat, bellies a mush with the barely digested gruel of barley and rye and buttercup, goosefoot and hawksbeard, linseed and clover and knotweed, with spelt and yarrow all a last gnarl or bit of weight above the waist,…

Poetry from Egypt & Mesopotamia (Forerunners)

Eventually the usual suspects will fill the Forerunners section, everybody from the Beowulf poet forward. But I also hope to include a great deal of ancient and obscure poetry, translated into English by scholars who should have a larger audience. To start, it seemed best to present some of the oldest surviving poetry at all,…