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A Festival of Writers—featuring Tracy K. Smith

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Humanities Research Institute and the Creative Writing Program, Department of English
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 S Gregory St, Urbana)
Date
Nov 12, 2021   All Day
E-Mail
iprh@illinois.edu
Views
20
Originating Calendar
Humanities Research Institute (HRI)

Full Schedule Forthcoming

 

Tracy K. Smith was appointed the 22nd United States Poet Laureate in 2017. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light (Knopf, 2015) and four books of poetry, including her most recent Wade in the Water (Graywolf, 2018). Her collection Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Duende won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Award. The Body’s Question was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers Award in 2004 and a Whiting Award in 2005. In 2014 the Academy of American Poets awarded Smith with the Academy Fellowship, awarded to one poet each year to recognize distinguished poetic achievement. She is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities, and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

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