adrienne lewis

My poems originate in landscape that is deeply personal, even internalized.  I believe my work possesses an inflected Catholocism that tends to blur the sacred and the profane; A need to confess and believe in a redemption that is not strictly or overtly religious in nature; A tendency to look at relationships with both these concepts in mind.  Maybe that is not all that singular when the lineage of contemporary poetry is fully considered, but the territory I claim is my own.  To be honest, I wouldn't wish the burden of mapping it on anyone else.