In confident prose poems, Abstraction puts on her cowboy boots and strides into the unkwn. Employing collage reminiscent of Gertrude Stein's breathless dazzle, Lewis creates landscapes where surreal meets New England bucolic, meaning is arrived at cumulatively, and the animated and the real converse.
Lesle Lewis is also the author of Small Boat, which won the 2002 Iowa Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including: Pleiades, American Letters & Commentary, Northern New England Review, Old Crow, Green Mountains Review, Barrow Street, Mudfish, and Slope. She teaches literature and writing at Landmark College in Vermont and lives in New Hampshire.