Tracy K. Smith
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Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith is the Poet Laureate of the United States, and author of three acclaimed books of poetry: The Body's Question, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize; Duende, winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Award; and, most recently, Life on Mars, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Notable Book, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, and a New Yorker, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Her memoir, Ordinary Light, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Other honors include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, a Whiting Writers' Award, and an Academy of American Poets Fellowship. A professor of creative writing at Princeton University, she lives in Princeton with her family.

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    • Wade in the Water: Poems

    • By: Tracy K. Smith
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    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    In Wade in the Water, Tracy K. Smith boldly ties America's contemporary moment both to our nation's fraught founding history and to a sense of the spirit, the everlasting.... 

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    • Ordinary Light

    • A Memoir
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    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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    Tracy K. Smith has a fairly typical upbringing in suburban California: the youngest in a family of five children raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God....

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    • Simply spoken - poetic

    • By CarolynneRHarris on 04-27-15

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    • Life on Mars

    • Poems
    • By: Tracy K. Smith
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    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    These poems reveal the realities of life lived here, on the ground, where a daughter is imprisoned in the basement by her own father, and where celebrities and pop stars walk among us....

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    • Lovely and Substantial Poems

    • By Ijeoma on 12-12-17

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    • Duende

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    • By: Tracy K. Smith
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    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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    Tracy K. Smith's bold second poetry collection explores history and the intersections of folk traditions, political resistance, and personal survival....

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    • The Body's Question

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    • By: Tracy K. Smith
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    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    Confronting loss, historical intersections with race and family, and the threshold between childhood and adulthood, Smith gathers courage and direction from the many disparate selves encountered in these poems, until, as she writes, "I was anyone I wanted to be".... 

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