Vassar Miller

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Vassar Miller (July 19, 1924 – October 31, 1998) was a writer and poet.

Miller was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of real estate invester Jesse G. Miller. She began writing as a child, composing on a typewriter due to the cerebral palsy which affected her speech and movement. She attended the University of Houston, receiving her B.A. and M.A. in English.

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  • ''I have tossed hours upon the tides of fever,
    Upon the billows of my bood have ridden,
    Where fish of fancy teem as neither river
    Nor ocean spawns from India to Sweden.''
    Vassar Miller (b. 1924), U.S. poet. Bout with Burning (l. 1-4). . . Made Thing, The; an Anthology of Contemporary Southern Poetry. Leon Stokesbury...
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