Synopses & Reviews
The new book by Leslie Adrienne Miller, whose poems “are delightfully eclectic, learned and wise” (Ted Kooser)
If the face is a christening in flesh,
the boy of him is its opposite,
raising the tent of bones in which
he will harbor all the starry anomalies
that a knowledge of God cannot undo.
Y is poet Leslie Adrienne Millers book of the looming child, the son, the cipher, the letter for which a math problem seeks a solution. Collaging lyric investigation, personal reflection, and hard research into psychology and childhood development, Miller describes motherhood with a broad-ranging intelligence, a fierce humor, and an elegant, emotive poetic line.
“Leslie Adrienne Miller knows extraordinary secrets and tells them with searing clarity—about how love is a necessity, a comfort, an itch and an ache, the nexus where hope and fear and the image of the self and the world come together, or (more often) fail to.” —Rosellen Brown
About the Author
Leslie Adrienne Miller is the author of five previous collections of poetry, including The Resurrection Trade. She teaches at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota.