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Other Profession(s): Educator
Famous For: Pulitzer-winning Poet
Higher Education: Harvard University (BA),Columbia University (MFA)
Tracy K. Smith was raised in northern California after being born in Massachusetts. Columbia University awarded her an MFA in creative writing after she earned a BA from Harvard University. Stegner fellowships were awarded to her between 1997 and 1999 at Stanford University. Laureate of the United States, Smith was named in June 2017. In addition to teaching English and African at Harvard University, she is also an advisor to the African Studies program. It was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction for Ordinary Light: A Memoir about race, faith, and discovering her poetic vocation.
2011: The summer was her first year teaching at Middlebury College.
2006: Princeton University appointed her as a Professor in the Humanities and member of Phi Beta Kappa.
2019: It was announced, that Tracy K. Smith was appointed to the position of Chair of Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts.
2016: The Griffin Poetry Prize was judged by Smith.
2018-2020: Smith hosted The Slowdown podcast and radio show.
2021: Smith joined the Harvard University faculty as a professor of English and African and African American Studies. At the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, she holds the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professorship.
2003: The body's question. Graywolf Press
2007: Duende. Graywolf Press
2011: Life on Mars. Graywolf Press
2018: Wade in the water. Graywolf Press
2021: Such Color: New and Selected Poems. Graywolf Press
Unknown Trivia facts:
The Smiths live in Massachusetts with their three children and husband, Raphael Allison. A book by Allison entitled Bodies on the Line: Performance and the Sixties Poetry Readings were published in 2007.