TRACY K. SMITH is the author of four books of poetry, including Wade in the Water (Graywolf Press, 2018), which is shortlisted for the 2018 T. S. Eliot Prize. and one memoir, Ordinary Light (2015), which was a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction. Life on Mars (Graywolf, 2011) was selected as a New York Times Notable Book for 2011 and won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Duende (2007) won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and an Essence Literary Award. The Body’s Question (2003) was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers Award in 2004 and a Whiting Award in 2005. She teaches Creative Writing at Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has served as the 52nd Poet Laureate of the United States since. 2017.
Tracy K. Smith
Past Festivals and Updates:
Yusef Komunyakaa is our featured Thomas Lux Memorial Poet for the 18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival. On Tuesday, January 11th, Komunyakaa will sit for a conversation with poet and consummate interviewer, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, who inspires ... Read more >
May 20, 2022 – Lake Worth, FL — After a great deal of research, legwork, and many thoughtful discussions, with staff, our board, and our advisory board, it has been decided that we will not ... Read more >