Duende (Paperback)

By Tracy K. Smith

Graywolf Press, 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."

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