At a time in which many poems feel like sophisticated parlor games, the work of Jesse Millner brings us back to the ground, the soil of true poetry, in which living things grow and flourish in all their various complexities. His haunted and haunting poems are awesome in their commingling of autobiography, history, and references to the customs and beliefs in which his mind and heart came to consciousness. Many of the poems in this book feel like living beings, organic in their form and painfully honest in their revelations. Memory’s Blue Sedan speaks to both the heart and to the mind—indeed it speaks to the soul. I am deeply grateful for the gift Millner has brought us here. It is a courageous book.
Michael Hettich, author of Bluer and More Vast