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learn by going
learn by going rated it 4 years ago
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith's Wade in the Water is her most recent collection and the first I've read. I think it makes an excellent introduction to her work and wouldn't be a bad place to start if you're new to contemporary poetry. She does not intimidate, nor does her language obfuscate. T...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 5 years ago
This one is hard to review. Smith's story is not bad or uninteresting or poorly written, but it just didn't speak to me. While there were familiar elements in her story, whether to my own experience or other books I've already read, there was not much that made it really stand out.In the world of pe...
Laura Allen
Laura Allen rated it 8 years ago
One of those books you desperately wish you'd written yourself...beautiful.
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it 8 years ago
The only poem which I can say I honestly really loved and was moved by was "The Good Life" - it was simple but I enjoyed the combination of metaphors and images in it, although they weren't ones that were terribly original. They had a very honest quality to them though, and the genuineness of the po...
Literary Sara
Literary Sara rated it 9 years ago
My first introduction to this volume was through a lovely short poem posted on Berfrois: http://www.berfrois.com/2013/09/the-good-life-tracy-k-smith/ I admired how succintly the contrast between workaday coffee and bread and payday roast chicken and wine captures the yearning for comfort and belon...
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