Synopses & Reviews
In these haunting poems by one of this country's most gifted poets, heroin becomes a metaphor for desire as the speaker recalls his past addiction and lost loves.
A new collection of poetry from Charlie Smith, whose work Lorrie Moore has called "appallingly brilliant."
About the Author
Charlie Smith is the author of seven previous poetry collections, seven novels, and a book of novellas. He has won the Aga Khan Prize, the Levinson Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His first book, Red Roads, was chosen for the National Poetry Series and received the Great Lakes New Poets Award. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Harper's, New Republic, Nation, the New York Times, and elsewhere. Three of his novels have been named New York Times Notable Books. He lives in New York City and Key West, Florida.