Thursday, April 13, 2017

from “Post-Identity” by Carmen Giménez Smith

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April 13, 2017

from "Post-Identity"

Carmen Giménez Smith

About This Poem


"This poem is an excerpt of a long lyric poem inspired by Whitman, Neruda, spoken word, and the lyric range of Alice Notley. This particular excerpt considers how organisms and systems collide."
—Carmen Giménez Smith


Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of Milk and Filth (University of Arizona Press, 2013), a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. She teaches in the creative writing program at New Mexico State University while serving as the publisher of Noemi Press. Her poetry collection, Be Recorder, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2019.


Photo credit: Jessie Bennett


Poetry by Smith


Milk & Filth 

(University of Arizona Press, 2013)

"Irony" by Layli Long Soldier


"Individual Time" by Alice Notley


"Song of the Open Road, I" by Walt Whitman




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