Newest #PoetLaureate for the #USA is Tracy K. Smith
[photo credit, from the article (link below): James Estrin/The New York Times]
USA’s Library of Congress has announced Tracy K. Smith as its newest national treasure, the country’s “poet laureate consultant in poetry,” the 22nd individual to hold that position.
A Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet (for her 2011 science-fiction-themed collection, Life on Mars, Smith, 45, who holds a BA from Harvard University and an M.F.A. (Master’s in Fine Arts) from Columbia, is the Director of the creative writing program at Princeton University.
Here is a great article about her life, current projects and past creative work:
Read and listen to some of her poetry and read more about her/all her writing: