Born Hopeless in the National Poetry Month

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Some days you just get lucky. You wake up feeling good and the day seems to follow suit. I like it when shit works out like that. That’s not very often, so on such occasions, I try to make the most of those days.

I’m also digging the final product of the newest collection that I most recently released Born Hopeless with All the Answers-Songs for a Dying Generation. If you haven’t picked one up, consider doing so, it reads perfectly together. I can attest to this because I’ve been recording the studio audio tracks for the audiobook version of the publication. Hopefully, I will be wrapping those up in the next week and getting them finished for the final editing production phase to begin. Very excited. Very simple language but so much a challenging read-aloud collection that I find it was a lot more fun reading it than I remember it being writing it.

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I believe that since I began writing, this is the first time I have really felt like I wrote something that has the potential to reach so many within its pages. It’s raw, as it was intended to be, but with a little softer side tucked within. It’s a reflection of the world we awoke to one day, that first moment that we were just standing there, scratching our heads saying what the fuck, I’m so lost, and a slow-motion replay of the days that follow. It was written to capture the world in a still shot as it was being seen, overheard, lived, and absorbed in the 90 day period it was written within.

This collection was a quicker write, but one that was yearning to be written long before I ever thought to sit down and start writing it. It came from my hand like it was a possessed entity with its own story to be told. I reread my words and was like what the fuck, where the fuck, how the fuck. fucking the fuck fuck, and so forth. But I can attest, it’s a lot of good fucks to be said for sure.

Poetry of James F. Miller II
Poetry of James F Miller II

But yes the audiobook. It’s a for-real happening thing, official now. Who knows, maybe it’ll spike the sales some. They need something to come to jolt some steady life light back into them. But I am thankful and appreciative of those who do pick up copies of the books and am totally blessed by those who have done me the favor of writing a review. Those things mean the world to me. Thank you.

So hopefully some of you all continue on with those things. Has anyone picked up any of the hardcover versions of my titles yet? I hadn’t either but was curious as to how they turned out. Just punching babies and shitting on floors. I guess.

In the works for a next release is a collection of all the series titles all put together in order to present their horrific, prolific glimpse at the scars worn upon one person’s canvas along the journey of this life.

About Post Author

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James (Jim) Miller was born in the late 1970s in a rural, little, northern Indiana farm community. He grew up between Indiana, Florida and a short stint in the New York area. He attended Vincennes University (Indiana) where he majored in English-Creative Writing, Journalism and Music-Audio Recording. During his time as a student, he held an editor position for 4 semesters at the university newspaper, The Trailblazer. James is a lifelong writer, a lover of new experiences, people and travel. Currently, he is employed as an auto factory assembly worker and part-time cook in Indiana. A couple of earlier poems of his were published in The Tecumseh Review (Vincennes University) in 2000 and various anthologies between 1997 and 2000. He releases a regular poetry series "Ghost in the Reflection" every other week on Channillo.com and on April 20th, 2019, his debut solo collection "A Footnote for Tomorrow" released and remains available for purchase.
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