ISBN10: 1555974759 ISBN13: 9781555974756 Publisher: Graywolf Pr Published: May 29 2007 Pages: 87 Weight: 0.36lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.25" Language: English
The award-winning second collection by the Poet Laureate of the United States
Duende, that dark and elusive force described by Federico Garc a 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.