On December 4th at the New School, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner in Poetry, Tracy K. Smith, will read from her award-winning Life on Mars (Graywolf Press). She will then sit down with The New School’s Poetry Coordinator, David Lehman, to discuss her work and answer questions from the audience. A former student of Lehman, Smith is the author of two other books of poetry, Duende and The Body’s Question.
The time: 6:30 PM. The place: Lang Cafe, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11 Street, ground floor. You can enter there or at 66 West 12 Street.
In addition to her Pulitzer Prize, Smith has received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, a 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 currently assistant professor of creative writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. She lives in Brooklyn.
Event moderated by David Lehman, Poetry Coordinator, The School of Writing, The New School for Public Engagement.