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Tracy K. Smith is the author of the memoir Ordinary Light and three books of poetry: Life on Mars, which received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize; Duende, recipient of the 2006 James Laughlin Award, and The Body's Question, which won the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith is also the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Award and a Whiting Award. She was the Literature protégé in the 2009-2011 cycle of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

"Think Out Loud"

Interview on OPB fm’s Think Out Loud, recording 2/16/17 in Portland, OR

Tracy K. Smith Explores Humans' Relationship With the Universe

From 'My God, It's Full of Stars' by Tracy K. Smith

Selected Works

Article “Why Poetry Is Essential to Democracy” for The Wall Street Journal

In the News

“Tracy K. Smith wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry” in Princeton University News

“Poetry, Puppets and Playgrounds” in The New York Times

Tracy K. Smith Awarded an Academy of American Poets 2014 Fellowship

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