Abriana Jetté reviews Owen Lewis’s new book of poems in the online journal Stay Thirsty Magazine. Owen Lewis is also the author of Sometimes Full of Daylight, Best Man, and Marriage Map.
Like a kaleidoscope, the content of Field Light, the latest collection by Owen Lewis, changes with each viewing. The prismatic collection reads as a part mythos, part narrative, and part archival research as it recounts inherited familial traumas and traditions. Though the book contains interjections from Carl Jung, W.E. Dubois, the speaker’s ex-wife, his children, and others, each voice derives from a connection to the speaker’s family home in the Berkshires.