* Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Tracy K. Smith is the author of three books of poetry: Life on Mars, which received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize; Duende, recipient of the 2006 James Laughlin Award’ and The Body’s Question, which won the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith is also the recipient of a 2004 Rona Jaffe Award and a 2005 Whiting Award. She was the Literature protégé in the 2009-2011 cycle of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She teaches at Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Her poem, “The Good Life”, is currently featured on Poetry In Motion and can be seen on subways and buses around the city: