Ted Miller has written over 600 poems, many of which have been published along the eastern seaboard. While attending St. Alban's School, he studied under James Hoch and Curtis Sittenfeld. He cites Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, and Philip Booth as influences. Miller's poetry is confessional, geographic, and natural in orientation.
Miller's poetry shows how the outward surroundings of nature relate to every man's quest for meaning; our interiority is under continual renewal and renegotiation. The sea's patterns are the heart's patterns. Additionally, many poems from this volume are love poems. Miller depicts love as a layered and multi-faceted entity. Love is both a kind of energy and a source of peace. Love intersects where expectation hits reality, between perception and realization. Lastly, this volume is a meditation on the human ability, and inability, to communicate. Genuine love is only possible through communication; genuine communication is only possible through love.