By Ann Limpert
Updated June 29, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

( It’s too bad the trendily minimalist design of singer-songwriter Wainwright’s official site belies the soaring drama of his music (and his persona). Still, underneath the uninspired packaging you’ll find plenty of goodies, including generous samplings of the songs off his latest album, Poses. Also here: current tour news, a jauntily written bio, and a much-visited message board. But most notably, there is a trove of Wainwright’s song lyrics, which are especially handy because Wainwright is equal parts poet and mumbler.