FPUL Small Talk - Tracy K. Smith

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

Tracy K. Smith is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of the Humanities, Director and Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University.  She is the author of the memoir Ordinary Light and four books of poetry: Wade in the Water (April 2018); Life on Mars, which received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize; Duende, recipient of the 2006 James Laughlin Award; and The Body's Question, which won the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith is also the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Award and a Whiting Award. She was the Literature protégé in the 2009-2011 cycle of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. In June 2017 she was named the 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry by the Library of Congress, and in March 2018 she was re-appointed to a second term for 2018-19.

The Friends of the Princeton University Library "Small Talks" program is a series of presentations in which the size of the audience is limited to provide a more intimate experience. The talks will be held Sunday afternoons; from 3 to 5 p.m. Reservations are required, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis according to the priority selections of all participants. Please contact the Friends of the Princeton University Library at libraryf@princeton.edu for more information or to make a reservation.