Pulitzer Poetry Winner Tracy K. Smith

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Tracy K. Smith, Brooklyn resident and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Life on Mars: Poems, talks about the award and her work writing and teaching poetry.

Show off your poetry!  Tracy K. Smith also teaches at Princeton and she offers this assignment to Brian Lehrer Show listeners:  Write a brief persona poem in the voice of someone in the news lately.  Submit your poem here.