Today's poem is "Coos Bay"
from Dot-to-Dot, Oregon

Ooligan Press

Sid Miller was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved around a bit before settling in Portland in 1999. In 2004, he created the Burnside Review, which is now one of Portland’s most well-respected literary journals. He continues to work as the Review’s executive editor and supplements his income by bartending. Sid has published three poetry collections and has had his work accepted by The Oregonian, the Portland Review, High Desert Journal, and more. He attended Portland State University from 2000 to 2002.

Other poems by Sid Miller in Verse Daily:
October 7, 2009:   "Around Killingsworth and Albina" "Behind a dumpster in an alley lies an old copy..."

Books by Sid Miller:

Other poems on the web by Sid Miller:
Four poems
"Central Park"
Three poems
Four poems
"Manhood Evasive"
"Sword Fighting"

About Dot-to-Dot, Oregon:

"Sid Miller's town-by-town pilgrimage across Oregon is a mini Odyssey alive with insight into the state's enigmatic terrain and working class people. Through bars, markets, and laundromats and from seaside towns to urban hubs, this poet faces some hard truths about himself, his allegiance to place, and to the woman he loves."
—Dorianne Laux

"Proclaiming no 'better way to pass the time than to snoop around,' Sid Miller takes us on a map-dot to map-dot journey; the poems in his witty and wry love song to Oregon are both keenly and compellingly observant. From each town, city, or site, he gleans the quirky particulars that bring its place-name to life. Rich in striking specifics and dark ironies, his voice is ready to celebrate whatever is in front of his eyes and 'not for a second want anything else.'"
—Paulann Petersen

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