The Library of Congress will honor Tracy K. Smith, who is concluding her two terms as the nation’s poet laureate, with an event exploring her outreach to rural communities and the roles of state, city and county poets laureate across the country. Smith will close the Library’s spring literary season with the program titled “American Celebration.”
Smith will be joined in conversation by Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, Hawaii Poet Laureate Kealoha, Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, Oklahoma Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish and Clark County, Nevada, Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson. The discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Benka, president and executive director of the Academy of American Poets, a presenting sponsor for the event.
For more information on Tracy K. Smith and her term, http://www.loc.gov/poetry/l...