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  • American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time

    By Tracy K. Smith

    Our Price: $7.00 - $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555978150
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: September 2018
  • Duende

    By Tracy K. Smith

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555974756
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: May 2007
    Every poem is the story of itself.Pure conflict. Its own undoing.Breeze of dreams, then certain death.                      —from “History”Duende, that dark and elusive force described by Federico García Lorca, is the creative and ecstatic power an artist seeks to channel from within. It can lead the artist toward revelation, but it must also, Lorca says, accept and even serenade the possibility of death. Tracy K. Smith's bold second poetry collection explores history and the intersections of folk traditions, political resistance, and personal survival. Duende gives passionate testament to suppressed cultures, and allows them to sing.
  • Life on Mars

    By Tracy K. Smith

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555975845
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: May 2011
    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize New poetry by the award-winning poet Tracy K. Smith, whose “lyric brilliance and political impulses never falter” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)You lie there kicking like a baby, waiting for God himself To lift you past the rungs of your crib. What Would your life say if it could talk?                                                            —from “No Fly Zone”With allusions to David Bowie and interplanetary travel, Life on Mars imagines a soundtrack for the universe to accompany the discoveries, failures, and oddities of human existence. In these brilliant new poems, Tracy K. Smith envisions a sci-fi future sucked clean of any real dangers, contemplates the dark matter that keeps people both close and distant, and revisits the kitschy concepts like “love” and “illness” now relegated to the Museum of Obsolescence. These poems reveal the realities of life lived here, on the ground, where a daughter is imprisoned in the basement by her own father, where celebrities and pop stars walk among us, and where the poet herself loses her father, one of the engineers who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope. With this remarkable third collection, Smith establishes herself among the best poets of her generation.
  • Ordinary Light: A Memoir

    By Tracy K. Smith

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345804075
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: March 2016
    "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: a deeply moving memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. Tracy K. Smith had a fairly typical upbringing in suburban California: the youngest in a family of five children raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But after spending a summer in Alabama at her grandmother's home, she returnsto California with a new sense of what it means for her to be black: from her mother's memories of picking cotton as a girl in her father's field for pennies a bushel, to her parents' involvement in the Civil Rights movement. These dizzying juxtapositions--between her family's past, her own comfortable present, and the promise of her future--will eventually compel her to act on her passions for love and 'ecstatic possibility,' and her desire to become a writer. But when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, which she says is part of God's plan, Tracy must learn a new way to love and look after someone whose beliefs she has outgrown. Written with a poet's precision and economy, this gorgeous, probing kaleidoscope of self and family offers us a universal story of belonging and becoming, and the ways we find and lose ourselves amid the places we call home"--
  • Ordinary Light: A Memoir

    By Tracy K. Smith

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307962669
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: March 2015
  • The Body's Question

    By Tracy K. Smith

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555973919
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: October 2003
    Winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for best first book by an African-American poet, this compelling collection of poems gathers together stories from the intersection of race, family, adulthood, and childhood in search of herself, concluding that "I was anyone I wanted to be." Original.
  • The Ecstasy of St. Kara: Kara Walker, New Work

    By Kara Walker

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300227154
    • Publisher: The Cleveland Museum of Art
    • Published: October 2016
  • Wade in the Water: Poems

    By Tracy K. Smith

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781555978136
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: April 2018
  • Wade in the Water: Poems

    By Tracy K. Smith

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555978365
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: March 2019

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