Tracy K. Smith

Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Poet, librettist, and translator Tracy K. Smith served two terms as Poet Laureate of the United States and is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, where she also chairs the Lewis Center for the Arts. The author of four books of poems, she received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. In October, Graywolf Press will publish Such Color: New and Selected Poems. She will deliver the keynote at the “Reflecting on the Past, Facing the Future” symposium on April 9, 2021.

  • A photograph of a silhouette of a person who is gazing up at the night sky, which is blazoned with color
    Tracy K. Smith
    Photo by Greg Rakozy / Unsplash You cannot see the Mothership in space, It and She being made of the same thing. All our mothers hover there in the ceaseless blue-black, watching it ripple a...

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