Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Please note that this event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Tracy K. Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and U.S. Poet Laureate (2017-2019). Her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection Life on Mars (2012) was also voted a New York Times Notable Book, and the New Yorker, Library Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year. She has won numerous awards and recognition for her other work, including the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets for her second book, entitled Duende, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, for her fourth book’s examination of the contradictions tied up in America’s history. Smith is currently the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute and a professor of English and of African American Studies in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Sponsored by: Office of the President; Axinn Center for the Humanities; Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English; Writing and Rhetoric Program; American Studies; English Department; Creative Writing Program; Center for the Comparative Study of Race & Ethnicity; Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies Program; Feminist Resource Center at Chellis House; Black Studies Program; Vermont Humanities

Sponsored by:
Axinn Center for the Humanities

Contact Organizer

Wells, Marion
(802) 443-2443