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About

Tracy K. Smith is the author of the memoir Ordinary Light and four books of poetry: Wade in the Water, (April 2018); 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. In June 2017 she was named the 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry by the Library of Congress, and in March 2018 she was re-appointed to a second term for 2018-19.

"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” | The Wall Street Journal

Live

Tracy K. Smith at “Winter Words” via The Aspen Institute on Facebook Live:

In the News

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

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

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

“Librarian of Congress Names Tracy K. Smith Poet Laureate” | Library of Congress

“Tracy K. Smith Is the New Poet Laureate” | The New York Times

Interview With the New Poet Laureate — Tracy K. Smith | NPR.org

Interview with Tracy K. Smith | TimesHigherEducation.com

“Tracy K. Smith to Give Opening Reading as Poet Laureate Sept. 13, 2017”  |  Library of Congress

“Why Poems Stick With Us Forever, According to the US Poet Laureate” | The Aspen Institute

Librarian of Congress Appoints Tracy K. Smith to Second Term as Poet Laureate | Library of Congress

Staying Human: Poetry in the Age of Technology — April 19, 2018, 7-9 PM, Library of Congress

Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on America’s Troubled Racial History” | Vogue, April 2018

“Tracy K. Smith, America’s Poet Laureate, Is a Woman With a Mission” | The New York Times Magazine, April 10, 2018

 

 

Campus Address

New South Building, Floor 6

Campus Phone

609-258-8561

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