U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith 

Posted on Jan 29 by SEASONS Magazine

Tracy K. Smith, photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

Tracy K. Smith, photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents an evening with the 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on Thurs., Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall

As the U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith is on a mission to bring poetry to the masses, showing how poetry can help people see the world from other perspectives. Smith’s acclaimed collections of poetry include Wade in the Water and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Life on Mars. Her memoir, Ordinary Light, was a National Book Award finalist.

In 2017, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith was appointed the 22nd United States Poet Laureate. About Smith’s writing, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said, “her work travels the world and takes on its voices; brings history and memory to life; calls on the power of literature as well as science, religion and pop culture. With directness and deftness, she contends with the heavens or plumbs our inner depths – all to better understand what makes us most human.”

Tracy K. Smith is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. Presented in association with the UCSB Writing Program and the UCSB College of Creative Studies.

Tickets are $20 for the general public and FREE for UCSB students with valid ID. For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805/893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu


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