Joy Harjo is first Native American named US poet laureate
NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time.
"I've been an unofficial poetry ambassador — on the road for poetry for...
Paul Simon, Alice Quinn honored by Poetry Society of America
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon doesn't care much for requests, but he might ask you to sing along.
The singer-songwriter's latest honor came from the Poetry Society of America, which celebrated...
Poet laureate writes tribute for Statue of Liberty Museum
NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when families have been separated at the Mexican border and children placed in cages, the country's poet laureate is invoking an old and welcoming spirit for those...
Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith to visit New Hampshire
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Tracy K. Smith, the nation's poet laureate, is going to be honored in New Hampshire.
She'll be receiving the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry on Dec. 12 at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester.
The award honors the late Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon, married poets who lived and wrote at Hall's ancestral home in Wilmot, New Hampshire.
Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith launching podcast-radio show
NEW YORK (AP) — The country's poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, is launching a weekly podcast and radio program called "The Slowdown."
Smith said in a statement Tuesday that she wanted to inspire listeners to "make a daily space for poetry" in a world dominated by breaking news events.
Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith will tour this fall
NEW YORK (AP) — The country's poet laureate is going on the road.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Composer Gregory Spears and U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith have been commissioned by the Cincinnati Opera to write "Castor and Patience," a story of black cousins in the American South who disagree about the future of land they inherited.
The company said Tuesday that the work will premiere at the Corbett Theater in July 2020.
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — America's poet laureate is challenging college graduates to be guided by love, not just tolerance, as they tackle the world's problems.
Bookmark: From Tracy K. Smith to Michael Ondaatje, an amazing spring for writers visiting the Twin Cities
Get out your calendar. Cross off everything you have written down for April, and for May. Whatever youve got, Ive got something better. When you see this lineup of book events, youre going to be busy a dozen times over. (And keep in mind, this is not everything.)
US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith to serve second term
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith will serve a second term.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Thursday that Smith has been reappointed for 2018-2019.
The library said that Smith would continue her focus on bringing poetry to rural communities.
LAKE CITY, S.C. — U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith was in Lake City Friday afternoon as part of a National Project Rural Tour. U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn hosted the event at Lake City United Methodist Church.
During the two hours Smith spent at the church, she shared a few of her poems and answered questions from the audience which included students from schools across the Pee Dee. Smith read excerpts from her new book “Wade in the Water” that will be released in a few weeks.
US poet laureate starts rural reading tour in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. poet laureate has embarked on a series of trips to bring her poetry to rural pockets of the country, with stops in Native American communities and other places she says her work hasn't taken her in the past.
Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith is new US poet laureate
NEW YORK (AP) — Tracy K. Smith, the country's new poet laureate, would like to start a conversation.
"A poem asks you to let go many of your assumptions, move away from your own certainties and to listen," says Smith, 45, a Pulitzer Prize winner whose appointment to a one-year term was announced Wednesday by the Library of Congress.