Loyal Miles

Loyal Miles grew up in Midwestern suburbia near the intersection of streets named Valleyview and Amarado, not far from the geographic center of continental America. He now lives within shouting distance of the BQE in Brooklyn, where he writes long poems and short stories.

Mohican Forest, Floating City, and Physician Poet

A reflection on William Carlos Williams's IN THE AMERICAN GRAIN

Why Can’t I Finish This Book?

Why Can’t I Finish This Book?

The “Gifts” of Re-Reading: Notes from the Margins of Myself

The “Gifts” of Re-Reading: Notes from the Margins of Myself

Boys and Fire: A High School Book Project and a Few Solid YouTube Book Reenactments

“Our mouths are incapable, white violets cover the earth”—On the Road with David Foster Wallace, with Visits to John Locke and Anne Carson

The Art of Reading: To Bend Space, For Beautiful

In the Rearview: Joan Didion’s Slouching towards Bethlehem and the Ages of Anxiety

Anne Carson and Edward Hopper’s “Room in Brooklyn”: The Poetry of Art

Erasure Poetry, HEART OF DARKNESS, and the Language of Conflict

Best of Book Riot: The Guilty Pleasure of Books Not Yet Read

Down the Rabbit Hole: How the Internet Can Deepen a Good Read–A Case Study of Dexter Filkins

Election Day Reset: A Quick Formula (Math!) for the Current Political Tone in America

The Whites of Their Eyes: 3 Books of War History