Kiss the Reviewer!

Callista Buchen’s excellent and generous review of Y in The Literary Review (Fall 2012) is worth the price of subscription!

“Leslie Adrienne Miller is fascinated with the male child’s evolving sense of right and wrong, as well as his linguistic and physical development and the factors that shape these processes.  The riveting poems of her new collection, Y, explore that fascination, bringing together a variety of disciplines around child development–biological, social, cultural, and parental . . . . Perhaps the greatest success of the collection is the organic ease with which Miller couples the extent and scope of the research with insistent and emotional inquiry. . .”    Subscribe to TLR to read more!

While the Cat Was Away

Y had several nice nods while we were off for the holidays.  On Sunday January 6, 2013, Poetry Daily featured “When Menthol Was Queen,” from Y.

And Shelf Awareness’ Robert Gray reported poet sightings from the Heartland Fall Forum.

Robert Gray: January Is Winter Poetry Month

Leslie Adrienne Miller and Dobby Gibson

There’s a story behind my unilateral decision to name January 8 the first day of Winter Poetry Month. It all began at the Moveable Feast Luncheon during Heartland Fall Forum in Minneapolis last October. I was fortunate enough to be at a table with Graywolf Press poets Dobby Gibson (for his upcoming book It Becomes You) and Leslie Adrienne Miller (for her much-praised and excellent collection Y). Two poets at one table happened to be a pleasant–and unprecedented–moment in my life as a poetry reader and longtime participant in variations-on-a-moveable-feast at trade shows.