Graywolf Press, 9781555976224, 114pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
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 Miller's 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.
About the Author
Praise For Y…
“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