Ceremonial

Ceremonial

Winner of the 2017 Orison Poetry Prize, selected by Carl Phillips In her debut poetry collection, Carly Joy Miller surprises and enraptures on every page. The visceral poems of Ceremonial figure the body at its most sublime and at its most feral, with equal attention. With an unflinching eye, Miller crafts psalms of petition and praise from the raw material of life. The poem Winner of the 2017 Orison Poetry Prize, selected by Carl Phillips In her debut poetry collection, Carly Joy ...

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Title:Ceremonial
Author:Carly Joy Miller
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Ceremonial
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:104 pages pages

Ceremonial Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    May 07, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Lisa
    Jun 21, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Terry
    Jun 29, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

  • Crystal
    Apr 14, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Melissa Studdard
    Aug 10, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Caroline Gerardo
    May 01, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Ruth
    Apr 11, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

  • Flower Conroy
    Apr 17, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Caroline
    May 09, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Dana
    Mar 16, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • William Hoffacker
    Mar 15, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Ariel Francisco
    Jul 20, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Katie
    May 11, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Despy
    Apr 13, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Pedro
    Apr 11, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Jessie
    Jun 14, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Claudia
    Jun 21, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Ben Taylor
    Jul 04, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

  • Andrea Engle
    Jun 15, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • John Taylor
    Mar 15, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

  • Keegan Lester
    Jul 29, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

  • Ana
    Jun 05, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Matthew Minicucci
    Mar 25, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Ananya Kapoor
    Jun 17, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Brandon Amico
    Mar 19, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

  • Kyle
    May 02, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Destiny
    Jun 13, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • L. A.
    May 09, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • David Winter
    Mar 19, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Melanie Boligan
    Apr 26, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Hannah
    May 05, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • NMir
    Jun 18, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Angie Machuca
    Jun 04, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Seven
    Jun 29, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Ellie Kidger
    Jun 08, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Hadley S.H.
    Jun 01, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Prathana Bengani
    Jun 15, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Wren
    Jun 05, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Jessica
    Jun 20, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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  • Amywrh
    Jun 07, 2018

    I love the wildness of these poems. CEREMONIAL hums with bee-song and salt, whispered invocations and shoulder blades and the heat of stars. Carly Joy Miller is an original and unforgettable voice. I?ll be thinking about these poems for a long, long time. ...

    Miller has a way of sliding images down the tumbling ramp of syntax, thoughts and pictures morphing fluidly from one to the next, that should be studied in poetry classrooms throughout the English-speaking world. An inventive, affecting, unbridled debut. ...

    My goodness I love this book. Ceremonial is a trove of writing which engages the sensual and the spiritual: where the body intersects with music, with pain, with God. These poems are frenetic and clear-eyed. To Miller, anything can be a verb, anything can be made to move. "A kiss qu...

    It's too facile to connect Miller's poems with fairy tales...still, there are elements of unexplained-blood-spilled-in-misty,-silent-woods, etc. etc. Miller's poetry reminds me quite a bit of Patricia Lockwood's. Both have an evasive quality tied to themes and images of the sensuality ...

    Ceremonial is fairytale, yes, but the kind where children get eaten alive. It's sexy too. It moves within cadence and lyric, and it doesn't bother calling out your name as much as it motions you over with a finger. It harks back to Woolf's Orlando, wherein these bodies are merely the c...

    This collection of poems is alive, haunted, and haunting. Miller commemorates the war over bodies between the sacred and profane, her speakers often caught somewhere in the midst?protesting, pulsing, participating. ?My nakedness is nothing holy,? Miller writes, and throughout Cer...

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