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Chris Miller is a widely published literary critic and the author of some eighty articles; his work has featured in P.N. Review, Poetry Review, Agenda, Edinburgh Review, Stand, The Warwick Review, Leviathan Quarterly, Journal of New Zealand Literature, Critical Review (Australia), Dicta & Contradicta and Organismo (Brazil), and Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos (Spain).

His review of Vincent O’Sullivan was cited on the website of the New Zealand Poet Laureate in the same week in which his essay on Érico Nogueira was quoted on the cover of Érico’s third book of poetry in Brazil. 

He has written mainly about twentieth-century poetry: about Geoffrey Hill, Allen Curnow, Yves Bonnefoy and Bruno Tolentino in particular, and about poetry in translation in general, with a special interest in translations from the poetry of Eastern and Central Europe and from French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. 

He has interviewed a number of major figures, including Ryszard Kapuściński and Yves Bonnefoy; his was the last interview granted by the NZ translator and alleged spy, Ian Milner.

As an art critic, for twenty years Chris reviewed for the Anglo-German journal, European Photography, initially as its Paris correspondent, writing about photography books and exhibitions. 

He wrote the catalogue essay for the Ashmolean Museum’s retrospective of the work of the painter Roger Wagner,, (1994), and has since published a book on Wagner entitled Forms of Transcendence: The Art of Roger Wagner (2009). It can be obtained here:

He has also written about the painter Andrew Pringle, and his interview about Pringle’s work can be found in the ‘Tributes’ section of the artist’s website:

Chris continues to review and can be contacted here.


Chris Miller at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Hamish Pringle 12.04.22 DSCN4142 1000 x 500.jpg
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