An extraordinary first collection that stretches boundaries, tests limits, unstitches certainty.
The poems in this extraordinary collection by Alice Miller call you to force yourself beyond your own boundaries. They are curious, restless, bold; they marry lyrical music and intricate metaphor as they search for other human voices beyond the rumblings of the apocalypse and the stubbornness of myth. From bare battlefields to crisp Antarctica to the gates of Troy, from re-written history to love story, these poems ask for something more from the world than just riding till the spoke breaks. A poet for whom one way's easy but an easy way's worse, Miller traces a path that leads beyond our limits - to where we set the sky on silent, where we're braver than science, and where we try to un-glimpse what we've lost.
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Alice Miller marries human moods to the mythic, emotions to both history and an uneasy future. - Helen Lehndorf, Booksellers NZ
The Limits is a slender volume (37 poems) with widespread possibilities. - Paula Green, NZ Poetry Shelf
Alice’s debut collection liberates a way of reading that defies limits, that poses limits and that makes dazzling connections. Each poem takes you to the top of the hill where you sit to behold the view, a view that shifts and settles, shifts and settles, in countless extraordinary ways. - Paula Green, NZ Poetry Shelf