HVTN’s first full-length publication was Strays in 2017, a collaborative work between James Miller and Julia Rose Lewis. It is a series of found and response poems that constitute a feminist unpacking of Miller’s 2008 novel Lost Boys.
A5. 116 pp.
Lewis + Miller deconstruct the obscurity of what it is we don't know and take us – the reader and the motives of another – to an extreme. Together they concoct a cannibalistic stratiform of poetics.
Julia Rose Lewis’s work merges worlds of language – the traditionally poetic, the more conversational pace of her home nation’s modern tradition and the more disjunctive and immediate language of her calling – the language of science wrapping itself between and beyond. It is a poetry that appears seamless, a constant purpose to this marriage of styles and vocabularies, never forced […] Her experiments are always purposeful, her perspective is constantly interrogated […] She is never declarative or sentimental, but she is accessible, proudly readable. This is her manner, like her formative calling, she is open to the reader who wants to read, constantly revising, exploring, building a new way of being and seeing, with method and rigour.