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U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith: Quantum Leap Poetry Tour

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Individuals of all ages are invited as U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith visits Indianapolis as part of her Quantum Leap Poetry Tour, presented by Indiana Humanities, Brick Street Poetry and the Library, on Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

Smith's book of poetry, Life on Mars, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for poetry and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. It was inspired by her father's work as an engineer for the Hubble Space Telescope and includes science fiction and cosmic themes. She is also the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir, Ordinary Light, and four books of poetry that include Wade in the Water.

Smith, the 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate and the fifth African American to hold the position, has dedicated her tenure to outreach to rural communities. She will be joined at Central Library by Adrian Matejka, the current Indiana Poet Laureate and graduate of Pike High School.

This program, sponsored by Eskenazi Health, will be followed by a book signing.

For more information about this free Library program, call 317-275-4099.