We are happy to announce the guest finalist judge for Perigee's 2007 Poetry Contest, opening September 1st.Joseph Millar
has agreed to follow in the footsteps of Judy Jordan ('04), Steve Kowit ('05), and Marvin Bell ('07)—serving as the final voice in deciding the winners for our most popular comptetition.
Joseph Millar is the author of Fortune,
from Eastern Washington University Press. His first collection, Overtime
(2001), was finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Millar grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Johns Hopkins University and spent 25 years in the San Francisco Bay area, working at a variety of jobs, from telephone repairman to commercial fisherman. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines including TriQuarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, DoubleTake, Ploughshares, New Letters, Manoa,
and River Styx.
He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in Poetry, the Moncalvo Center for the Arts, and Oregon Literary Arts. He teaches at Oregon State University, The University of Oregon, and Pacific University’s MFA in Writing Program (see post below).
We are so pleased that Joe has agreed to serve as finalist judge, and we know he will bring a unique and talented perspective to our 2007 Poetry Contest.
Start writing those poems!
(Contest runs from September 1st through December 31st, 2007. Watch for our ad in Poets & Writers.