Joseph Millar

Joseph Millar is an American poet. He was raised in Pennsylvania and lives in Oregon.

Millar received an MA degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1970. He has worked as a telephone installation foreman and commercial fisherman.

His writing includes two books of poetry, Overtime (Eastern Washington University Press 2001) and Fortune (Eastern Washington University Press 2006), as well as two chapbooks, "Slow Dancer" and "Midlife: (Passionate Lives: Eight Autobiographical Poem Cycles)."

In 1995, Millar was awarded first place in the Montalvo Biennial Poetry Competition, judged by Garrett Hongo, and won second place in the National Writers Union competition, judged by Philip Levine.

His work has appeared in many magazines and journals, including The Alaska Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Poetry International, and Prairie Schooner. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Montalvo Center for the Arts and Oregon Literary Arts.

Joseph Millar moved to western Oregon in 1997. He has taught at Mount Hood Community College and the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and now teaches writing at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, and the MFA in Writing Program at Pacific University.

He is married to poet Dorianne Laux; they live in Eugene, Oregon with their daughter.

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