Leslie Adrienne Miller is author of six collections of poetry including Y, The Resurrection Trade and Eat Quite Everything You See from Graywolf Press, and Yesterday Had a Man in It, Ungodliness, and Staying Up For Love from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Professor of English at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston, an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an M.A. from the University of Missouri, and a B.A. from Stephens College.
The fierce, passionate observation and the rich pageantry of 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 and cultural reckonings. —David St. John
At once urgent and urbane, intimate and grand, gravid and luscious, her poems offer delight and sustenance as they illuminate the largest questions. —Alice Fulton
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. —Rosellen Brown