Leslie Adrienne Miller is the author of five previous collections of poetry, including The Resurrection Trade and Eat Quite Everything You See. She teaches at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Author photo by Heather Muller)
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.
Praise for Leslie Adrienne Miller:
“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.”
“The raw sinews of muscle stirring at the heart of Miller’s poems were formed with soul-traveling in mind; mere flesh cannot contain them, though flesh is what inspired them.”
—Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
“The fierce, passionate observation and the rich pageantry of Leslie Adrienne Miller’s poems have astonished me for twenty years now. Deeply original and constantly compelling, she is a poet as capable of deft portraiture as she is of wise philosophical reckonings.”
—David St. John