In 2017, Tracy K. Smith was appointed the 22nd United States Poet Laureate. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light (Knopf, 2015) and three books of poetry, including her most recent Wade in the Water (Graywolf, 2018). 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.
This program is presented in partnership with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.
Schedule of Events
Tracy K. Smith Reading and Community ConversationNovember 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Pulitzer Prize Winner, Tracy K. Smith, reads and engages in a community conversation in the Hill District.
Hill District Carnegie Library
August Wilson Room
2177 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
Door open at 5:30pm.
Reading and Conversation with Tracy K. SmithNovember 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Tracy K. Smith reads her work, followed by moderated conversation.
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213