POEM Nancy Anne Miller

NWR Issue 102

We Did Not Know Yet

We didn’t know yet that
we were immigrants too,
as we watched West Side Story
when we first came to America.

We didn’t know how we would
miss our island as Jets hung
off fire escapes colourful as
Anole lizards clinging to a stalk...


Nancy Anne Miller is a Bermudian poet. Her book, Somersault, is forthcoming from Guernica Editions. Her poems have appeared in Edinburgh Review, Agenda, The International Literary Quarterly, Stand, Magma, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Mslexia, The Moth, A New Ulster, The Fiddlehead, The Dalhousie Review, Transnational Literatures, Postcolonial Text: The Caribbean Writer, Tongues of the Ocean, Sargasso, Journal of Caribbean Literatures, Hampton Sydney Poetry Review and Theodate. She has an M Litt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, is a MacDowell Fellow and teaches workshops in Bermuda.

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previous poem: Sonnet for Jim Ward (Woodville Highway, Tallahassee, December 9, 2012)
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