Small Boat by Lesle Lewis
(Iowa Poetry Prize)

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IN Small Boat Lesle Lewis's craft rides the waves of the New England landscape both internal and external. If her world is a collage, as she says, then her poems provide the glue that anchors everything from shifts in the weather to world events to a cacophony of thoughts. When two sentences collide, a new relationship begins, and Lewis's poems bring sense to these complex and disparate juxtapositions. Small Boat, in other words, both creates an exciting chaos and provides a soothing faith. The Menders And The Breakers The rain does not cool and is a sticky one to the present and the place. Is it a weakness, yours for narcotics? The trees levitate and become mountains. You stand in the water inside a melancholy boulder. Now you're a flying sandwich.

About Lesle Lewis

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Lesle Lewis is the author of Small Boat, which won the 2002 Iowa Poetry Prize. She teaches literature and writing at Landmark College in Vermont and lives in New Hampshire.
Published February 26, 2003 by University Of Iowa Press. 92 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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