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Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

The U.S. Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith as the new U.S. Poet Laureate. Smith, 45, won the Pulitzer-Prize for her poetry collection Life on Mars and was a National Book Award finalist for nonfiction three years later for her memoir, Ordinary Light. She will serve a one-year term. According to Newsday: The […]

Charles Wright Can’t Tell Stories (According to Charles Wright)

Did you know that poet Charles Wright was never officially admitted to the Iowa Writer’s Workshop? Or that despite the fact that he was born in Tennessee and went to college at Davidson, he considers himself a Southern writer only by association, because he believes he isn’t a good storyteller? Vox Populi, Georgetown University’s “Blog […]