Featured Interview With James Miller
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I am a north-central Indiana born midwestern kid. I grew up between Indiana, Florida, with short stints in New York and Boston. I’ve lived in all 48 mainland states and D.C., Sonora, Mexico and very short stayed stint just north of the U.S./Canada border. Current I reside in the country in a rural northern Indiana town with quite a few chickens and cats
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was 7 or 8 when I really began to enjoy reading. I have been writing since they taught me cursive handwriting in 2nd grade, 7. I was publishing poems in anthologies throughout my senior year in high school.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite authors/poets are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, e.e. cummings, and Charles Bukowski are my favorite writers to read. I love poetry, but I like a good suspenseful crime mystery or a solid nonfiction fiction book like Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. I have a lot of muses that inspire my poetry. I am fascinated by the behaviors, personalities, and reactions of people.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
A Footnote for Tomorrow is a collection of poetry written over a dark twenty year period of my life. I had a love for living in the moment and taste for excess, especially with drugs and alcohol. This collection was written in my travels beginning directly after college all the way through the first half of my music career. There was a period of sobriety where I was living in Tennessee and the music management/promotion pursuit was looking great. The easy access to alcohol increased my thirst and the scene has always been touched with tools for expanding the mind. My highs and lows, joys and pains are fully laid out in this collection.
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