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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Smith, Tracy K.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, ©2003.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction /
  • Kevin Young
  • Something Like Dying, Maybe
  • Serenade
  • Thirst
  • Niña 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
  • The Machinery of Evening
  • Dominion over the Beasts of the Earth
  • Shadow Poem
  • Prayer.