Tracy K. Smith

Christian Culture Lecture


An Evening with Tracy K. Smith

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
O'Laughlin Auditorium
7:30 PM

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Tracy K. Smith

About Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith was appointed the 22nd United States Poet Laureate in 2017. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light (Knopf, 2015) and three books of poetry. Her collection Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Duende won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Award. The Body’s Question was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers Award in 2004 and a Whiting Award in 2005. In 2014, the Academy of American Poets awarded Smith with the Academy Fellowship, awarded to one poet each year to recognize distinguished poetic achievement. She is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities, and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. Her next collection of poems, Wade in the Water, was just released this past April.

Presented by the Department of Humanistic Studies.
This Christian Culture Lecture honors the late Francis A. McAnaney ND '29, Saint Mary's College Board of Lay Trustees 1963-1969, and is made possible by the generosity of Kathleen McAnaney Campbell ’65.

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