Poetry. "Owen Lewis's poems do us the huge favor of restoring a radical and essential strangeness to the so-called 'everyday.' He is a shaman riding upon the storm-split house, the family tree that wanders through Minsk, Brooklyn, and Jersey, the love-sculpted bedclothes, the parent grown perplexing, and the handwriting of the dead. Nothing that is human is alien to Lewis in these fine poems, which perform again and again the gutsy feat of stealing the graveyard flowers."—Patrick Donnelly
Owen Lewis is the author of three collections of poetry, FIELD LIGHT (Dos Madres Press, 2020), MARRIAGE MAP (Dos Madres Press, 2017), and SOMETIMES FULL OF DAYLIGHT (Dos Madres Press, 2013), and two chapbooks. BEST MAN (Dos Madres Press, 2015) received the 2016 Jean Pendrick Chapbook Prize (The New England Poetry Club). Recent honors include 2018 Runner-up, Wigtown Poetry Competition (Scotland); 2017 Finalist, Pablo Neruda Award; 2016 Winner, International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. His poetry has appeared in Nimrod, The Mississippi Review, Poetry Wales, Southward, The Four Way Review and other journals. He is a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City where he teaches in the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA