Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith
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Tracy K. Smith is the author of three collections of poetry: Life on Mars (Graywolf Press, 2011), winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; Duende (Graywolf, 2007), winner of the 2006 James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets; and The Body’s Question (Graywolf, 2003), winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies such as CallalooThe Nebraska ReviewGulf CoastColumbiaPoetry DailyPoetry 30, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of a 2004 Rona Jaffe Writers Award, and 2005 Whiting Writer’s Prize, and the Academy of American Poets fellowship in 2014. Her memoir, Ordinary Light, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2015. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Princeton University and current poet laureate of the United States.

First posted: February 16, 2005

Last modified: October 27, 2017