Tracy K. Smith, Official Poet of the United States

Start your Poetry Month celebrations by getting to know Tracy K. Smith!

She is the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.  Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden appointed her to the position in June of last year.  The Library of Congress has a wonderful web guide all about her.

In 2012, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for the out of this world Life on Mars. 

If you are already familiar with her poetry and would like to know more about her life, check out Ordinary Light: A Memoir, which we also have in  e-book.

Finally, if you’re nosy reader like I am you’ll get a lot of joy out of  Tracy K. Smith: By the Book.

Enjoy this American treasure!

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