Tracy K. Smith

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Birthday
16, 1972
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1972 (age 47)
Birthplace
Massachusetts

About

African-American poet who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection Life on Mars. Her other works include Duende and The Body's Question.

Before Fame

She graduated from Harvard University in 1994 and earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University three years later.

Trivia

She won the James Laughlin Award for poetry in 2006.

Family Life

She married Raphael Allison, with whom she had three children.

Associated With

Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2012. Fellow poet Sharon Olds won the same honor the following year.