Graywolf Press, Paperback, 9781555974756, 87pp.
Publication Date: May 29, 2007
"Every poem is the story of itself."
"Pure conflict. Its own undoing."
"Breeze of dreams, then certain death."
Praise for The Body's Question:
"The most persuasively haunted poems here are those where [Smith] casts herself not simply as a dutiful curator of personal history but a canny medium of fellow feeling and the stirrings of the collective unconscious . . . [And] it's this charged air of rapt apprehension that gives her spare, fluid lines their coolly incantatory tenor as she warms to the task of channeling disquieting visions and fugitive voices." --The New York Times Book Review