Sara Habein’s #CBR5 Review #8: The Body’s Question by Tracy K. Smith

The Body's Question by Tracy K. Smith (cover)After reading Tracy K. Smith’s Pulitzer-winning Life on Mars, I wondered if I would love her other work just as much. The answer? Yes, ecstatically so. Her first collection of poetry,The Body’s Question, published in 2003, is gorgeous. Smith writes poems I want to bed down into and stay. While Mars had a space and alienation theme, Question revels in the close-to-home and the sensation of lying beside one another. “The body is memory,” she writes in “Joy.”

(My full review appears on Glorified Love Letters.)