Alyson Miller

"Some say that when a cat adopts that lock-eyed vacuum stare into the impossible space behind you, it can see the ghosts that crawl along ceilings and walls…"

Alyson Miller teaches writing and literature at Deakin University, Melbourne. Her previous collections of prose poems are Dream Animals (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), and Pika-Don (with Cassandra Atherton & Phil Day, Mountains Brown Press, 2018).

Author's books

Strange Creatures


The poems in Alyson Miller’s debut collection are an exploration of the taboo and violence of human nature. From sexuality to the threatening and deadly, these prose poems off new perspectives on the unspeakable, shadowy places of human experience.