“not knowing is most intimate…”

 “In Christine Smart’s finely wrought poems, one has the sense of  an intelligence that sifts the world for its gold: she interweaves the precision and splendour of the natural world with acutely perceived narratives which range from the personal to the global. This is the real vocation of the poet — to provide a context and a means of reconciliation for every sorrow and every shiver of beauty.” Marilyn Bowering

“Christine Smart’s poems perform acts of clear-eyed unsentimental recollection and fierce longing and move with an earthy music that is all their own. The reader is left with a sense of the sharp, bittersweet tang of the authentic.”
Don McKay