Miles Wilson is professor of English at Southwest Texas State University, where he was founding director of the MFA program. His poetry has appeared widely in such literary magazines as The Georgia Review, Poetry, The North American Review, Poetry Northwest, and The Sewanee Review, and his collection of short fiction, Line of Fall, received the John Simmons Fiction Award. Harm is his first collection of poetry.
"The language here is so muscular, the metaphors so sharply and freshly drawn, the insights so unsentimental, that I was won over to the breadth and depth of the work, the new facets of masculinity revealed by a writer who insists on telling the blunt and rocky truth about what it has meant to him to be a man." - Alison Hawthorne Deming, author of Writing the Sacred into the Real "These are not pink poems for pale people. The voice - edgy, wry, wittily ironic - reminds me, through its refusal to lie, of Larkin, Alan Dugan, Levine, while avoiding all show-biz 'authenticity.' Nor is this a first book in the usual sense. Instead, it's the art of a grown man's 'true naming at eye level.' Thus in his highly re-readable compressions of a difficult lifetime, Wilson's depth and craft give lessons in the force of few words, the unsaid as a presence." - Reg Saner, author of Climbing into the Roots