Beloof, Robert. “Distances and Surfaces.” Prairie Schooner 32 (Winter, 1958/1959): 276-284. This fine, readable article examines Miles’s poetry in terms of poetic strategies. Beloof’s analysis is detailed, thematic, and logical.
Chase, Karen. Review of Collected Poems, 1930-1983. World Literature Today 58 (Summer, 1984): 423. A very favorable review of Miles’s career. Excerpts from selected poems are briefly discussed to reveal Miles’s versatility.
Guillory, Daniel L. Review of Collected Poems, 1930-1983. Choice 24 (March, 1984): 978. Guillory suggests a favorable comparison could be made between the poetry of Miles and the poetry of William Carlos Williams. Important themes in Miles’s poetry are listed, as well as a thematic and chronological progression.
Miles, Josephine. Josephine Miles, Teaching Poet: An Oral Biography. Edited by Marjorie Larney. Berkeley, Calif.: Acacia Books, 1993. A short biographical work that provides invaluable details of Miles’s life and thoughts from interviews with the poet by Ruth Teiser and Catherine Harroun.
Muller, Erik. Josephine Miles. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University Press, 2005. A short biography of the Berkeley poet that details her life and critiques her work.
Smith, Lawrence R. “Josephine Miles: Metaphysician of the Irrational.” Pebble 18/19/20 (1979): 22-35. An insightful article examining some of the major symbols and themes in Miles’s poetry. Careful attention is given to many of Miles’s poems.