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Apex predator
like lionfish
consumes all.
Capitalism
freed to breed.

HAIKU POEM
ROSALIENE BACCHUS

Like it has been shocked from
the venom it carries on tips
of scales, the gold lines
vibrate in the water. Each jag-

ged, stripe lightning in the sea.
A mouth large enough for
any shoplifter to have a day,
tosses butterfish, minnows

in like jewels Floats above
reefs: an English sunset
over an expanding king-
dom from the Florida Keys

throughout the Caribbean.
MGM lion symbol for
the watery film of the deep
it rewrites the reef's scripts.

Released from a private
acquarium into the vast
ocean, bright pieces of gold
fell from a silk purse. Won't

convert into local currency,
shakes up the underworld's
balance and turns up every-
where just like a bad penny.

[From her collection of poems,

Immigrant's Autumn
, Aldrich Books,
2014.]


SOURCE: The Arts Journal: Critical
Perspectives on Contemporary
Literature, History, Art and Culture of
Guyana and the Caribbean, Volume 9
Numbers 1 & 2, September 2013, Editor
Ameena Gafoor, The Arts Forum Inc.,
Guyana.

LIONFISH
Nancy Anne Miller
FREED TO BREED

With dazzling unpredictable imagery, Nancy Miller shifts
prototypic narratives and geographies, making the familiar
strange and the strange familiar. From peonies to pink
lockers, penmanship to postboxes,
Somersault
reconceptualizes the quotidian, insisting Bermuda into the
crevices of the Caribbean diaspora.
~
KELLY BAKER JOSEPHS, EDITOR OF SX SALON, A SMALL AXE LITERARY
PLATFORM.

Like hand-cut stones strung along a necklace, each of Miller's
poems [in
Because There Was No Sea] is its own gem.
Untethered by theme, each page is a new discovery: a
childhood memory, a lusty evocation of the landscape, an
observation of passersby. We journey into these experiences
finding fresh perspectives on our Island home. The imagery
is alive; the author makes nature an active character.
~ LISA HOWIE, DIRECTOR OF BERMUDA NATIONAL GALLERY.

Nancy Anne Miller's poems are dazzling, their startling,
original images compact almost to bursting. They reveal a
visual imagination that clashes, delights, surprises with such
impact that we are struck breathless.
Immigrant's Autumn is
one of a kind.
~ SONDRA ZEIDENSTEIN, AUTHOR OF CONTRARIES AND FOUNDER OF
CHICORY BLUE PRESS.
ALL YOU NEED
IS LOVE
LENNON TRIBUTE
BERMUDA SINGERS
BERMUDA 2012
NANCY ANNE MILLER,
is a Bermudian artist
and poet. Moving to
the USA in the 1960s,
she identifies herself
as an immigrant
through her poetry
centered on Bermuda.

During the late 1980s
to the early 2000s,
she spent time in the
United Kingdom
where she studied
poetry and creative
writing.

A MacDowell Fellow,
published in several
international literary
journals, she teaches
poetry workshops in
Bermuda.

Her poetry collections
include:
Immigrant's Autumn
(2014),
Because
There Was No Sea

(2014), and
Somersault (2015).

Her forthcoming
publications in 2016:
Water Logged and
Star Map.
Nancy Anne Miller - Photo by Lisa Cueman
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LIONFISH BERMUDA
ROBERT S. ZUILL
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DURATION: 25:47 MINUTES
Sometime in the
1980s, home
acquariam owners  in
South Florida released
lionfish into the ocean.
Native to coral reefs in
tropical waters of the
South Pacific and
Indian Oceans, this
invasive species have
no predators or
controlling
mechanisms in the
North Atlantic and
Caribbean Sea.

See
USGS Timeline
Map of the Lionfish
Invasion 1985-2014.

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