Duende (Paperback)

By Tracy K. Smith

Graywolf Press, 9781555974756, 87pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2007

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Description

"Every poem is the story of itself."
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"Pure conflict. Its own undoing."
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"Breeze of dreams, then certain death."
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About the Author

TRACY K. SMITH is the author of The Body's Question. She received a Whiting Writers' Award in 2005 and a 2004 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Princeton University.


Praise For Duende

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

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