Walker Auditorium (image source: Taylor Posik

Award-winning author and poet Matthew Miller is visiting SNHU in the Walker Auditorium on October 19 at 5 pm.

Staff and students who attend will be able to hear select poetry and excerpts from his newest book, “Tender the River,” released earlier this year.

Miller was born and raised in Lowell, MA, and has been writing for decades. He earned his BA and played varsity football at Yale before receiving his BFA from Emerson College in Creative Writing. 

To date, he has written four books and dozens of poems, essays and reviews. Miller has taught creative writing classes at many of the most prestigious universities, including Princeton, UMass Lowell and Harvard Extension.

Miller resides in New Hampshire with his family and teaches English, coaches football and co-directs the writer’s workshop at Phillips Exeter Academy.

Miller has won several notable awards during his time as a poet, including the 2012 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry for his book “Club Icarus.”

Competition judge Major Jackson said, “A down-to-earth intelligence and an acute alertness to the gritty movement of language are what you’ll treasure most in Matt Miller’s ‘Club Icarus.’”

Jackson continued, “If you love sentences that fiercely sing the full measure of human tides—from joy to grief—you just might pass this book on to a friend or relative who needs it, or even better yet, purchase their own copy.”

Miller’s reading will provide attendees the opportunity to broaden their taste of literature. His works can be located at mattwmiller.com.