Synopses & Reviews
"Unflinchingly honest and deeply compassionate, the poetry of Lisa Wells demands our attention. Here is a compelling voice that speaks to things as they are, but that also echoes a hope for what they, and we, might become."
"Beast is a collection of poetry poised between fight and flight...Despite their lyrical beauty, her poems are brutal, almost hopeless in their assessment of our environment and humanity’s place on earth. Yet redemption comes through the very act of shaping language, observing nature, and the crafting of beautiful pieces out of horror. While the situations described may make humanity seem insane, our instinct for life is our saving grace: The road’s yellow stitch hems me to earth/ fragile as a swatch of sun, but enough to keep me driving." --Calyx Journal
About the Author
Lisa Wells is the author of Yeah. No. Totally., a book of essays (Perfect Day Publishing, 2011.) Her poems and essays have appeared in journals. She lives in Portland, Oregon.