On December 4th at the New School, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner in Poetry, Tracy K. Smith, will join David Lehman to read her poems and discuss her work. A former student of Lehman, Smith is the author of the Pulitzer winning Life on Mars (Graywolf, 2011), and two previous volumes, Duende, and The Body’s Question.
Along with her Pulitzer Prize, Smith’s awards and honors include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, 2004 Rona Jaffe Writers Award, a 2008 Essence Literary Award, a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, a fellowship from the Breadloaf Writers' Conference, and a 2005 Whiting Award.
She has taught at the City University of New York, University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University, and is now an assistant professor of creative writing at Princeton University. She lives in Brooklyn.