Before and After: Poems

Before and After: Poems

by Charlie Smith

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As both poet and novelist, Charlie Smith has been hailed as "prodigiously talented" by the New York Times, and Madison Smartt Bell describes him as "a spectacular stylist" and "a visionary."

Before and After, his fourth volume, is his most powerful collection to date—with poems so short and direct they hit home like a knife to the heart.

In Before and After, Smith effectively captures the intimate life of one family—in all its courage, deceit, misery, madness, love, revelation, and rage—and transforms it to record the life of the American family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393315554
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/17/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 62
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Charlie Smith is the author of eight previous poetry collections, eight novels, and a book of novellas. He has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, among other honors. He lives in New York City.

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