It’s hard to say when I first became aware of Bud Smith’s writing. I’m sure it was online; his work is fairly ubiquitous here—an essay here, a poem there, a short story someplace else. He’s got a few books under his belt to boot, the stellar F-250 and Calm Face, as well as the most recent, Dust Bunny City, for which his wife, Rae Buleri, did the brilliant illustrations....more
Posts Tagged: Tracy K Smith
Friday 1/27: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the launch of Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks. 7:30 p.m., free.
Saturday 1/28: The fourth installment of the Chimera Reading Series is happening in Logan Square....more
…while poems often proceed by way of large imaginative leaps, I found that prose urged me to stay put longer and extrapolate more.
At Guernica, Christopher Kondrich and Tracy K. Smith talk about differences between poetry and prose, and writing grief and memory in Smith’s memoir Ordinary Light....more
Yesterday’s New York Times posed this question to poetry superstars Tracy K. Smith, Martin Espada, William Logan, Paul Muldoon, Sandra Beasley, Patrick Rosal, and our own David Biespiel. Whether by “educat[ing] the senses,” combatting irony, or “ritualiz[ing] human life,” suffice it to say, the answer is Yes....more
Our April poet, Carmen Giménez Smith, was featured on NPR’s NewsPoet series. (NewsPoet has featured Rumpus Poetry Book Club poet and recent Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith as well.) Check it out.
And if you’d like to become a member of the Poetry Book Club–we’re talking about Rowan Ricardo Phillips’s collection The Ground right now–click here....more
Knopf and Tumblr are presenting a celebration of poetry tonight at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC. The event will feature Poet Laureate Philip Levine and 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith, along with poets from the Tumblr community, Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko....more
Our National Poetry Month project comes to an end two days after the end of the month, but we close with a special treat–a poem from the next book selection by the Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Life On Mars by Tracy K....more