The Miller Aud-cast | October 20, 2021

Welcome to Aud-cast #28—if it feels like we’ve been away awhile, that’s because we have. I’m Marc McKee, managing editor at the Missouri Review: hello again. We’re happy to be back, and make sure and look for the rest of the finalists for this year’s Miller Audio Prize as we move toward the last quarter of 2021 with a cautious if weary optimism. It’s truly an honor to be able to present the latest finalist for the 2021 Miller Audio Prize in Poetry, AE Hines, with the stunning, complexly exhilarating poem “Bohemian Rhapsody, 1991.”

AE Hines (he/him) is a queer poet who grew up in rural North Carolina and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. His poetry has been widely published in anthologies and literary journals including I-70 Review, Sycamore Review, Tar River Poetry, Atlanta Review and Crab Creek Review. A recent Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, he is winner of the Red Wheelbarrow Prize and was a finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Writing at Pacific University, and his debut collection Any Dumb Animal will be released from Main Street Rag in November 2021.

A special note: all October pre-orders are still being used as a fundraiser for the Trevor Project to prevent LGBTQ+ youth suicide, where some generous donors are matching $ for $ every book pre-sold before the November release. More info at

Keep an ear bent for Miller Aud-cast #29, coming soon. Thanks also to the Missouri Review contest editor, Bailey Boyd, and to Patricia Miller, for her generous support for the Miller Audio Prize. Remember, TMR is open for submissions year-round, and we remain dedicated to discovering and publishing the best contemporary writing in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Be heard. Give us the opportunity to discover you: subscribe or submit your work today!