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g rayw ol fpre ss a p ril 2018 hardcover wade in the water poems tracy k smith the extraordinary new poetry collection by tracy k smith poet laureate of the united states even the men in black armor the ones jangling handcuffs and keys what else poet ry american african american graywolf press 4/3/2018 9781555978136 $24.00 $34.00 can hardcover 88 pages 0.4 in h 0.2 in w subrights brit trans audio dram graywolf press 1st ser author c/o graywolf press other available formats ebook isbn 9781555978631 are they so buffered against if not love’s blade sizing up the heart’s familiar meat we watch and grieve we sleep stir eat love the heart sliced open gutted clean love naked almost in the everlasting street skirt lifted by a different kind of breeze —from “unrest in baton rouge” in wade in the water tracy k smith boldly ties america’s contemporary moment both to our nation’s fraught founding history and to a sense of the spirit the everlasting these are poems of sliding scale some capture a flicker of song or memory some collage an array of documents and voices and some push past the known world into the haunted the holy smith’s signature voice— inquisitive lyrical and wry—turns over what it means to be a citizen a mother and an artist in a culture arbitrated by wealth men and violence here private utterance becomes part of a larger choral arrangement as the collection widens to include erasures of the declaration of independence and correspondence between slave owners a found poem composed of evidence of corporate pollution and accounts of near-death experiences a sequence of letters written by african americans enlisted in the civil war and the survivors’ reports of recent immigrants and refugees wade in the water is a potent and luminous book by one of america’s essential poets praise praise for life on mars “a collection of bold skillful poems taking readers into the universe and moving them to an authentic mix of joy and pain.” —pulitzer prize citation “life on mars first sends us out into the magnificent chill of the imagination and then returns us to ourselves both changed and consoled.” —the new york times book review tracy k smith is the author of three previous poetry collections including life on mars winner of 2