The first time I read a poem by Paige Lewis, I was captivated by their voice—particularly its ability to carry a reader through jarring, surreal images with absolute clarity. Strange things often happen to time, space, and the body in Lewis’s poems, so their direct, accessible voice becomes […]
http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/selection-3.pdf Paige Lewis is the author of the chapbook Reasons to Wake You (Tupelo Press, 2018). Their poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Best New Poets 2017, and elsewhere.
I’ve packed the galleries to capacity with sour gnats and piles of wet towels. You might have to squeeze to fit. You will need help breathing. Over the intercom, a recording of your mother asks You often lose […]