University of Arizona

Voice from the Edge

Tom Miller

The exhibit features items from  Miller's extensive travels through the US-Mexico borderlands and Latin America, where he has researched and written extraordinary tales of ordinary people.

Miller is a noted writer of literature on the Southwest and Latin America. For over thirty years Miller has been producing books, articles, and commentary on topics ranging from Panama hats to the song La Bamba. His nine books include Jack Ruby's Kitchen Sink: Offbeat Travels through America's Southwest; On The Border; The Panama Hat Trail; Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro's Cuba; and Writing on the Edge: A Borderlands Reader. His articles have been published in such magazines as the Washington Post, New York Times, Smithsonian, and Rolling Stone.  He resides in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Regla Albarrán.