Teresa K. Miller

Cindy Seip

Teresa K. Miller is the author of sped and Forever No Lo, and the co-editor of Food First: Selected Writings from 40 Years of Movement Building (Food First Books). Her poems and essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, AlterNet, Entropy, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. Borderline Fortune (Penguin Books) is her meditation on the intangible family inheritance of unresolved conflicts and trauma, set against the backdrop of our planetary inheritance as humans. As species go extinct and glaciers melt, Miller asks what we owe one another and what it means to echo one’s ancestors’ grief and fear. She draws on her family history – her great-grandfather’s experience as a schoolteacher on an island in the Bering Strait; her father’s untimely death; her pursuit of regenerative horticulture. Through these poems, she seeks to awaken from the intergenerational trance and witness our current moment.