Tracy K. Smith

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2 Couples, 1 Poet, a Rock Band and a Dog

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

We gathered two married couples, one Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a dog, a rock band, and a turquoise couch onstage for our first ever live show. Hear what went down. 

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Tracy K. Smith: Life on Mars

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet found inspiration in the sci-fi visions of David Bowie.


Winner: Ode to Justin Timberlake

Friday, May 11, 2012

Inspired by Tracy K. Smith's Pulitzer Prize-winning tribute to David Bowie, we asked for your poem about the rock star or other teen idol who captured your imagination — as a teenager or now.  Smith is back into the studio to pick a winner.

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Tracy K. Smith: Life on Mars

Friday, April 27, 2012

It’s the first poem about David Bowie to win the Pulitzer Prize. Tracy K. Smith’s collection Life on Mars contains many references to the man she salutes as the “Pope of Pop." Smith admits she became “kind of obsessed” with Bowie’s extraterrestrial alter ego Ziggy Stardust late. He seemed ...

Poem: "Don't You Wonder Sometimes"

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Watch: Tracy K. Smith on Whether War is Inevitable

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tracy K. Smith, Brooklyn resident and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Life on Mars: Poems, visited the WNYC studios recently to talk about the award and her work writing and teaching poetry. While she was here, she answered the Brian Lehrer Show End of War question: Is war inevitable?

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