‘A poet of extraordinary range and ambition . . . convincing in both the grand gesture and the reverent contemplation of a humble plate of eggs’ The New York Times
US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith has gathered this selection spanning her entire remarkable career. From the private experience of desire to the devastations of political strife, these poems enlarge our vocabulary for what it means to live, struggle, grieve and love.
Having Tracey with us for one of our VERVE specials in 2019 was an absolute joy. It’s wonderful to see her getting all the credit she deserves.
Date: 30th May 2019
Extent: 208 pp