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Poets Aloud

Tracy K. Smith

“To Smith, poetry is a shortcut to honest conversation, a way of getting past small talk to probe the spots where our culture is most sore.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

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. 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 recent collection of poems is Wade in the Water.

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Wade in the Water by Tracy K Smith

WHEN

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7 p.m.

REGISTRATION

Online registration is now closed, but you are still welcome to attend this free reading. Tickets are not required.

WHERE

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213

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