New poet laureate Tracy K. Smith

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Tracy K Smith

Tracy K. Smith, a creative writing professor at Princeton University, poses in her Brooklyn apartment after winning the Pulitzer Prize for poetry her poetry collection "Life on Mars," Monday, April 16, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Guest: Tracy K. Smith

TRACY K. SMITH wrote her first poem when she was in the 5th grade, inspired by Emily Dickinson. 30 years and three published volumes later, she has been named the new poet laureate by the Library of Congress. Marty will spend the hour with Smith discussing poetry, the writing process, and what it means to be a “literary evangelist.” We’ll also hear her life story, which she wrote about in her memoir, Ordinary Light. Smith is also the director of Princeton University’s Program in Creative Writing.

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