Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith (b. April 16, 1972, Falmouth, Massachusetts) is a prize-winning African American poet who teaches at Princeton University. She lives in Brooklyn. [] Bios of 2005 Whiting Writers' Award Recipients - Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, retrieved 9-20-06]

Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including "Boulevard", "Callaloo", "", Gulf Coast, "Nebraska Review", "Post Road", "West Branch". [] Tracy K. Smith Web site, biography page, retrieved October 28, 2006]

She has a B.A. from Harvard, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University from 1997–1999. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University.


*"The Body’s Question" (2003), Graywolf Press; won the 2002 Cave Canem Prize for the best first book by an African-American poet (selected by Kevin Young).
*"Duende" (2007), Graywolf Press


*"Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century"
*"The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry"
*"Gathering Ground : A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade"
*"Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website"
*"Poetry 30: Thirty-Something Thirty-Something American Poets"

Awards, grants, fellowships

*Grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation
*Fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
*Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award.
*Whiting Writers' Award in 2005 for poetry.
*James Laughlin Award in 2006 for poetry.


James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets 2006

External links

* [] "The official Web site for poet Tracy K. Smith"
* [ Tracy K. Smith guest-edits the poetry section of Guernica Magazine]

Her poetry online

* [] Listen to Tracy K. Smith read and discuss her poetry at From the Fishouse
* [] "Self-portrait as the Letter Y" from Post Road magazine
* [] "Duende" from Academy of American Poets Web site

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