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Winter Words: Talk + book signing with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Join Aspen Words for a talk and book signing with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.

Tracy K. Smith was appointed the 22nd United States Poet Laureate in 2017. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light and three books of poetry. 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, given to one poet each year to recognize distinguished poetic achievement. Smith is a professor at Princeton University, where she is director of the creative writing program. Her next collection of poems, Wade in the Water, is forthcoming in 2018.

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Event information
Tue Jan 23, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Paepcke Auditorium, The Aspen Institute
Aspen, CO