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.
Lesle Lewis lives in Alstead, New Hampshire, and teaches at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Her poems have been published in American Letters and Commentary, Barrow Street, the Northern New England Review, Old Crow, and Mudfish.