Be Recorder by Carmen Gimenez Smith

Be Recorder

Carmen Gim�nez Smith dares to demand renewal for a world made unrecognizableBe 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 Gim�nez Smith turns the increasingly pressing urge to cry out into a dream of rebellion--against compromise, against inertia, against self-delusion, and against...

Details Be Recorder

TitleBe Recorder
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
PublisherGraywolf Press

Reviews Be Recorder

  • Alyssa
    so good I read it twice through
  • Christy Rogers
    Carmen Giménez Smith is an utter genius. Her poems weave their way through the expectations of capitalism and government restraint and family ties and personal ambition. I saw myself, and most of America, in this timeless dream of a collection.
  • Melina
    This was magical.
  • Caleb Masters
    Carmen Giménez Smith’s newest poetry collection is an electric meditation on identity and otherness in America. She masterfully wrestles with and illuminates these themes throughout her work, crescendoing with the masterful, epic title poem, Be Recorder. With beautiful, powerful language that just begs to be read aloud; Smith’s bold new collection will stay with me for a long time.
  • Abby
    The frivolity of poetry, layers of frivolity disguised as labor or vice versa. / Poetry is useless until we rot from inside when we don't have words.