9″ x 6″, softcover
Sid Miller explores seven routes from the coast to the mountains, from inner-city Portland to the Idaho border. Dot-to-Dot, Oregon, a collection of fifty poems, travels through the cities, towns, and monuments of Oregon. Using these locales as a background, three voices narrate the author’s loving but critical relationship with the state he calls home.
Connect the dots? If you do you’ll discover some strange and wonderful constellations superimposed over familiar topography….Dot-to-Dot is a lyrical and, at times, a dark and hilarious guide to the blue lines (secondary roads) of the Beaver State. So before you head out to Shoetree (Don’t look for it on a highway map.), Nyssa (a damsel in metaphysical distress?), or some other exotic location in the Beaver State, take a look at Sid Miller’s new book or, better yet, take it with you on your rambles.
— Carlos Reyes
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.