Cassie Lewis grew up in Melbourne. Since 1995 her poems have appeared in many journals in Australia and in the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and on the internet, and have been read on radio. Cassie Lewis' work has been anthologised in Calyx: 30 Contemporary Australian Poets (Paper Bark Press) and in New Music: Contemporary Australian Poetry (Five Islands).
She has published three chapbooks of poetry: Song for the Quartet (Soup, 1997); High Country (Little Esther, 2001) and Winter District (Potes [and] Poets, US, 2001). In 2000 Lewis and her husband moved to the United States and in 2001 she started an internet discussion forum called Poetry Espresso, the archives of which can be accessed at: www.topica.com/lists/PoetryEspresso
(Biography details courtesy of the author, 02/11/2001)
'After two decades-plus of quiet yet pointed observations in both Australia and the United States, The Blue Decodes is poetry by a woman speaking for herself and just as importantly about her generation, a generation whose ambitions and emotions have become very fractured and fragmented. Yet, as Cassie Lewis advises throughout her work, all that optimistic blue we once saw beckoning can be regained, decoded if you will, that we may become our original, authentic selves.' (Publication summary)