Joseph Millar's most recent collection is Blue Rust (Carnegie-Mellon, 2012). His work has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a 2008 Pushcart Prize. Millar is a core faculty member at Pacific University's Low-Residency MFA and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
River Styx began in the early 1970's when a group of poets and musicians began reading and jamming together in various St. Louis apartments. The first issue of River Styx Magazine, printed on a lithographic press and hand-collated, hit the streets a few years later in 1975. Both the magazine and the readings were characterized by energy, accessibility, humor, wit and a spirit of inclusiveness.
In the 37 years that followed, the readings took place each month at Duff's Restaurant in St. Louis, often packed to capacity, and River Styx magazine bloomed into an international, award-winning journal of poetry, fiction, essays, interviews and art. The magazine has consistently been one of the first to publish some of the most important writers of our time, from U.S. Poet Laureates (Howard Nemerov, Mona Van Duyn, Rita Dove, Robert Hass and Ted Kooser), to Pulitzer Prize-Winners (Yusef Komunyakaa), to Nobel Laureates (Derek Walcott and Czeslaw Milosz).River Styx
Number 90 / 2013