An artist and a poet, Lauren Amalia Redding turns to words to explore origins: the cultural vacillations of her life between a Midwestern father and a Cuban mother; her discovery of an emancipated self; and deeper, sometimes fearful, reflections of the most intimate relationships. Limpid and profound, Redding’s poems reveal an artist’s eye and a writer’s questioning drive, and the powerful voice of a young woman coming to terms with a fractured world. Recording how images correspond to her content or how she associates images with the emotion at hand, Redding writes as she sees.
From the Curator
Lauren Amalia Redding’s poems have a visceral immediacy to them – like a punch to the gut, or a new lover’s kiss. Her images are sharp, her diction askew but ornate; her poems bleakly beautiful. This is a voice that will keep blossoming.