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Duende
Duende: Poems | Tracy K. Smith
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The award-winning second collection by the Poet Laureate of the United States Duende, that dark and elusive force described by Federico Garca 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.
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Tracy K. Smith is so good ?

My favorite poems were "Duende," "In Brazil," and "When Zappa Crashes My Family Reunion."

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First time #audiobooking poetry. I usually appreciate works read by the author but I found Smith's rendition stilted. Her work is powerful though, some of the poems resonating more with me than others.
#poetrychallenge2018 i missed last month...actually thought I had read a collection but didn't, so making the extra effort this month!
@Natasha.C.Barnes

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I was so moved by “Theft” in Tracy K. Smith‘s excellent volume, Duende, that I was compelled to read the story that inspired it. Here is a link if anyone else is interested... https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/identity-theft/Content?oid=913485

#PoetryChallenge2018

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Reading a couple poems out of this blazing collection while I wait for Little Blue the Wonder Honda to heat up.

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