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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • eBook ISBN:9781617926921

Outlined in the Stars

journal and poetry collection 2007-2010

by Ryan David Miller

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Modern poetry and writings with a traditional feel. This 4 year collection features writings on dreams, love, death, abstract emotions, youth, coming of age and everything in between. Many poems in here have been heard at live spoken word shows or read in many collaborative collections. With so many different themes and styles, many have found Ryan David's expressions meaningful regardless of age or circumstance. These journals and poems will become personal.
The poems and journals in this collection span 4 years of poems, pros and journals from one of today’s best young writers. Many of these poems have been recognized and received very well in reviews from the single released collections. -Included in the “Outlined in the Stars” collection- Selections from “Elephants & Ashtrays”, the early poems from the first collection released in 2007. The poems in this section carry the feeling of the world and human emotions as seen from not only the point of youth, but also reflected points of deeper meanings. “Circle of the Heart, Voices of Comfort Dreams”, spanning the 2008 year with many journals and poems. This was released with a limited number of copies in 2009 with many well received reviews. The poems in this collection are Ryan David’s most recognized. This portion of the book is broken up into 3 sections concerning;lost love land acceptance, dreams and finally reflection on the coming of age. Forwarded and edited by poetic champion Scott Urban. As the book continues it enters into the writings collected in 2009-2010. With two chapter books in there entirety, tilted “Pilgrim on a Starless Night” and “Curtains in a Windy Room”. Neither have been released until now, though many of the poems in these collections have been published singly in collaborative collections. Over all these poems are rich with imagery and deeply felt emotion, embracing the growth and connection through words
About the author
Ryan David Miller was born in Denver, Colorado and was raised in a small town just outside Boulder. He played bass in local contemporary bands for two years before moving to Wilmington, North Carolina. There he began pursuing a solo performance and writing career focused on his poetry. He has appeared in live spoken word shows stretching from New York City down the east coast and special events in Ireland and England. Also accomplishing a book of his early poems titled “Elephants and Ashtrays” and two side project albums of his spoken word arranged with music, entitled "Ryan David Miller Presents, Elephants and Ashtrays" and "Ghost in the Sea of Me" received respectively. He has also been featured in local arts magazines and hosted a handful of poetry events in the east coast region. Including hosting the first poetry and acoustic stage at the National WE Fest in Wilmington, NC. Ryan is a well-traveled and well-read which has influenced his words greatly. His poetry is intensely personal and many, from the artist to the general public as well as young and old have come to feel and read the words of this young poet. He has since moved back to Boulder Colorado, and continues to pursue writing and performing.
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