Be Recorder : Poems
Finalist, National Book Awards 2019 for Poetry
Author: Carmen Gimenez Smith
Published:2 Aug 2019
This reckoning with self and nation demonstrates that who and where we are is as conditional as the fact of our compliance: “Miss America from sea to shining sea / the huddled masses have a question / there is one of you and all of us.” Be Recorder is unrepentant and unstoppable, and affirms Gimenez Smith as one of the most vital and vivacious poets of our time.