Tracy K. Smith
Numerous readers who couldn’t explain their feelings have found it embodied in her writings. The prolific and imaginative writer has made several words dance in rhythm to showcase the dark realities and chaos of the societies. Yes, we are talking about Tracy K. Smith, an American poet, and educator, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her 2011 volume ‘Life on Mars.’
Career and Progression:
Tracy K Smith previously taught at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, Columbia University and the University of Pittsburgh. From 2005, the poet joined the faculty of Princeton University as the professor of creative writing. She was also a judge for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize.
The prolific writer has penned four books namely, ‘The Body’s Question,’ ‘Duende,’ ‘Life on Mars,’ ‘Ordinary Light.’ Her last book was ‘Ordinanry light: A Memoir,’ which dealt with faith, race and the dawning of her poetic vocation became the finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2015. Her next book ‘Wade in the Water’ is set to release on April 28.
How Much is Tracy’s Net Worth?
The Poet Laureate has sent millions of reader into the magnificent chill of imagination through her playful words blended in rhythm. But only the recognition and praise isn’t the thing she has received, her books have done extraordinary business and enabled her to enjoy a lavish lifestyle. The professor at Princeton hasn’t revealed her fortune so far, but given her earnings and fame, it shouldn’t be less than a million.
Is Married and Has a Supportive Husband!
Tracy K Smith sometimes takes readers through the harsh realities of life and gives an imaginative ride of the chaotic world. Some of her poems and quotes may also convince the audience that she has a strained relationship and is incomplete from within.
However, the reality is contrary to that as Tracy has been sharing a lovely married life with husband, Raphael Allison. The couple, who lives in Princeton, NJ, is blessed with three children with a daughter, Naomi being the youngest one.
Caption: Tracy Smith taking a stroll with husband, Raphael, and daughter in January 2013.
Source: The New York Times
In an interview with The New York Times on 2013, the responsible mother shared that she manages to spend some quality time with the family on Sundays. She explained that she stays busy with her teaching and writing jobs during the week, so the little time with family on the weekend is a must for her.
Her Short Bio:
As per a wiki source, Tracy K. Smith aged 45 was born on April 16, 1972. She grew up in Fairfield, California with her mother who was a teacher and father who was an engineer. She became interested in writing poetry, reading the works of Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain in elementary school.
She achieved her A.B. Harvard University where she was taught by Henri Cole and Seamus Heaney. She completed the graduation in 1994 and then received an M.F.A in Columbia University. She was a Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University from 1997 to 1999. Besides that, she belongs to white ethnicity and has an impressive height.