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Author Smith, Tracy K.

Title The body's question / Tracy K. Smith ; selected and introduced by Kevin Young.

Imprint Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2003.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.6 Sm67b 2003    ---  DUE 05-07-21
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Description xiv, 85 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Poems.
Contents Introduction / Kevin Young -- Something Like Dying, Maybe -- Serenade -- Thirst -- Nina Fantasma -- Brief Touristic Account -- Gospel: Manuel -- Gospel: Miguel (el Lobito) -- Gospel: Luis -- Gospel: Juan -- Gospel: Alejandro (el Monstruo) -- Gospel: Jesus -- Drought -- Betty Blue -- Mangoes -- Appetite -- A Hunger So Honed -- Credulity -- Five Dreams of Offspring -- Wintering -- Joy -- Self-Portrait As the Letter Y -- Fire Escape Fantasy -- Night Letters -- What Fear Is -- Night -- Studio -- Bright -- he Machinery of Evening -- Dominion over the Beasts of the Earth -- Shadow Poem -- Prayer.
Summary The body's question by Tracy K. Smith received the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African-American poet, selected by Kevin Young. Confronting loss, historical intersections with race and family, and the threshold between childhood and adulthood, Smith gathers courage and direction from the many disparate selves encountered in these poems, until, as she writes, "I was anyone I wanted to be."
Awards 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
Subject African Americans -- Poetry.
American poetry -- African American authors.
American poetry -- Women authors.
African American women authors.
African American authors.
African American authors. (OCoLC)fst00799028
African American women authors. (OCoLC)fst00799477
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
American poetry -- African American authors. (OCoLC)fst00807349
American poetry -- Women authors. (OCoLC)fst00807417
Genre/Form Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
ISBN 1555973914 (pbk.)
9781555973919 (pbk.)

 
    
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