Recorded 4/20/15: I was thrilled to speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith about her new memoir Ordinary Light. I met Tracy many years ago at Bread Loaf and it’s been a joy to see her star rise. She’s incredibly talented, warm and witty, and nice to boot. Listen in to our conversation. You’ll love her answer to the “What are you?” question. And make sure you get her book as well! You can listen to her interview here or download it from itunes—Heidi Durrow
TRACY K. SMITH is the author of three acclaimed poetry collections, including Life on Mars, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She has received a Whiting Writers’ Award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and currently teaches at Princeton University.