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New! Wilmer Mills's Posthumous Collection

If you aren’t already familiar with the our good friend and poet Wilmer Mills, now’s your chance to get acquainted. His posthumously publish book, Selected Poems, meticulously edited by his wife and professor of French at Sewanee, Kathryn Mills, is out now from the University of Evansville Press. Though this collection can be yours for a modest price, X. J. Kennedy puts it best in our summer 2012 issue with his quatrain “The Poetry of Wilmer Mills:”

Each one is like a coin of heavy gold,
Modest the denomination on its face,
Not meant to spend, a valuable to hold,
One that no common mintage can replace

Wilmer Mills, who died unexpectedly in 2011, was a long-time resident of Sewanee who worked in the offices that house the Sewanee Review. Read a poem by Mills, published in his 2002 collection, Light of the Orphans, at the New Criterion, and an interview with Mills at the Carolina Quarterly. Below is a video of a panel dedicated to Mills at the West Chester University poetry conference.