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Tracy K. Smith Biography | Poet

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Tracy K. Smith (born April 16, 1972) is an African-American poet and educator. She has published three collections of poetry. Her collection Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. About this collection, Joel Brouwer wrote in 2011: "Smith shows herself to be a poet of extraordinary range and ambition....As all the best poetry does, Life on Mars first sends us out into the magnificent chill of the imagination and then returns us to ourselves, both changed and consoled."