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

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...

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Main Author: Smith, Tracy K.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, ©2003.
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