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. [http://www.whitingfoundation.org/whiting_2005_bios.html] 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". [http://www.tracyksmith.com/] 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.

Books

*"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

Contributor

*"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.

References

James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets 2006

External links

* [http://www.tracyksmith.com/] "The official Web site for poet Tracy K. Smith"
* [http://www.guernicamag.com/poetry/424/seven_poets_guestedited_by_tra/ Tracy K. Smith guest-edits the poetry section of Guernica Magazine]

Her poetry online

* [http://www.fishousepoems.org/archives/tracy_k_smith/index.shtml] Listen to Tracy K. Smith read and discuss her poetry at From the Fishouse
* [http://www.postroadmag.com/7/poetry/SelfPortraitY.phtml] "Self-portrait as the Letter Y" from Post Road magazine
* [http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/16830] "Duende" from Academy of American Poets Web site


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