Discipline: Literature – fiction

Amey Miller

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Chapel Hill, NC
MacDowell Fellowships: 2020

Amey Miller is a dedicated experimentalist with wide-ranging interests. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Warren Wilson College. She has published a story “News” in The American Literary Review, a translation of Osip Mandelstam's "The Horseshoe Finder" in The Carolina Quarterly, and an excerpt from an image + text project in the online journal Blackbird. In 2016 she and composer Christopher Preissing received a Chicago Artist Residency production grant at the Experimental Sound Studio, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. In December 2016 Preissing and Miller, with ESS engineer Alex Inglizian, presented an interactive text--soundscape at ESS using MAX programming. Her text was part of her on-going genealogically-based project In Search of Margaretta Black. Miller's novel Snakes was published in 2020 by Dippermouth Press. It is the first volume in a projected four-part series, Songs of All Other Birds. This project weaves together two different narrative voices, plus found material of many kinds.

While at MacDowell, she completed a revision of her novel Traverse, which is the second volume of her series Songs of All Other Birds. She is MacDowell's 2020 Musa McKim Guston Fellow.



Amey Miller worked in the Sprague-Smith studio.

In January of 1976, the original Sprague-Smith Studio — built in 1915–1916 and funded by music students of Mrs. Charles Sprague-Smith of the Veltin School — was destroyed by fire. Redesigned by William Gnade, Sr., a Peterborough builder, the fieldstone structure was rebuilt the same year from the foundation up, reusing the original fieldstone. A few…

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