Joseph Millar’s newest collection is Blue Rust (2012) from Carnegie-Mellon. His first collection, Overtime (2001) was finalist for the Oregon Book Award and a second collection, Fortune, appeared in 2007. Millar grew up in Pennsylvania, attended the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and spent 30 years in the San Francisco Bay area working at a variety of jobs, from telephone repairman to commercial fisherman. It would be two decades before he returned to poetry. His poems—stark, clean, unsparing—record the narrative of a life fully lived among fathers, sons, brothers, daughters, weddings and divorces, men and women. His work has won fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Pushcart Prize. Poems have appeared in such magazines as DoubleTake, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, APR, and Ploughshares. In 1997 he gave up his job as telephone installation foreman to try his hand at teaching. He is now core faculty at Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA and lives in Raleigh, NC.