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About JM Miller

I am a Lecturer in poetry and creative writing at the University of Washington Tacoma. My research investigates human relationship to place and environment, and how this is expressed through the evolution of our environmental imagination. I am a multi-genre writer, working in both poetry and creative non-fiction. These works explore and challenge form as a way to invigorate the senses, drive the imagination and explore rhetoric through expression. I teach courses focused on introductory and advanced poetry, environmental composition and rhetoric, creative non-fiction writing and creative writing.


Present Lecturer, University of Washington Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Eco Arts Award Grand Prize Winner, "Wilderness Lessons," Eco Arts Awards
  • Poetry Contest Finalist: November, Biscuit, Ligature and Desert Autopsy (2012)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee, UW Tacoma, 2014
  • Faculty Innovation Grant, UW Tacoma


  • TCORE 101 Academic Writing
  • TWRT 112 Academic Writing
  • TWRT 200 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • TWRT 387 Introduction to Creative Non-fiction
  • TWRT 370 Introduction to Poetry Writing
  • TWRT 470 Advanced Poetry Writing


2008 M.F.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington ‐ Creative Writing
2001 B.F.A., Kansas State University ‐ Studio Art

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Books (2)

Creative Writing (17)

Book Chapters (4)

Book Reviews (1)