Treat. Most weeks, the only poetry I read comes from The New Yorker. I treated myself to the collection of thirty-two poems by Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith titled, Wade in the Water. The range of this collection is wide and Smith explores much about the United States, past and present, in these poems. We find injustice at the core of one poem and compassion in another. In each, there are perfectly chosen words and images. I gave myself over to Smith’s art and craft and pondered these poems, reading them aloud to hear the music.
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