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Be Recorder

Poems

by Carmen Giménez Smith

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Be Recorder offers readers a blazing way forward into an as yet unmade world. The many times and tongues in these poems investigate the precariousness of personhood in lines that excoriate and sanctify. Carmen Giménez Smith turns the increasingly pressing urge to cry out into a dream of rebellion — against compromise, against inertia, against self-delusion, and against the ways the media dream up our complacency in an America that depends on it.

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