Tracy K. Smith

In April, Brooklyn-based poet and author Tracy K. Smith received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book “Life on Mars,” a collection of poems that touches on childhood, the universe and the loss of her late father, an engineer who worked on the Hubble telescope. Smith joins us to discuss the award, her writings and why she looked to outer space to gain perspectives on issues closer to home.

Tracy K. Smith, poet and creative writing professor at Princeton University

  • Jay

    Woke up to my mind being blown by poetry on the radio. What an amazing start to a new year. Thank you so very much.

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