Tracy K. Smith

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U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Aims to Capture a Divided Nation

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Newly-appointed Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has published three books of poetry.

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Unrest in Baton Rouge: Anatomy of a Photo

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The photo of a protester captured racial tension in the US. Kurt takes a closer look with a photo historian and the poet Tracy K. Smith. Plus, the backstory from the subject herself.

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April Poetry Lessons: Tracy K. Smith

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Brooklyn poet Tracy K. Smith gives a mini poetry lesson and reads aloud some of the listener-submitted poems for her challenging assignment.

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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.

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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 teenage...

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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 a...

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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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