WorldCat Identities

Smith, Tracy K.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 55 publications in 4 languages and 3,487 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Biographies  Photobooks  Personal narratives  Musical settings  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, wst, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3619.M5955, 811.6
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Tracy K Smith
Life on Mars : poems by Tracy K Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems in which Tracy K. Smith examines the discoveries, failures, and oddities of humans
The body's question by Tracy K Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body's question by Tracy K. Smith received the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African-American poet, selected by Kevin Young. Confronting loss, historical intersections with race and family, and the threshold between childhood and adulthood, Smith gathers courage and direction from the many disparate selves encountered in these poems, until, as she writes, "I was anyone I wanted to be."
Duende by Tracy K Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duende, that dark and elusive force described by Federico Garcia Lorca, is the creative and ecstatic power an artist seeks to channel from within. It can lead the artist toward revelation, but it must also, Lorca says, accept and even serenade the possibility of death. The author's bold second poetry collection explores history and the intersections of folk traditions, political resistance, and personal survival. This collection gives passionate testament to suppressed cultures, and allows them to sing
The ecstasy of St. Kara( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kara Walker's work astutely examines race, gender, and identity. Walker's newest series of large-scale drawings stem from her consideration of monuments and notions of permanence and impermanence following her massive public art project, A Subtlety, in Brooklyn. Influenced in part by the artist's recent residency at the American Academy in Rome, this series of drawings is an extensive examination of how Walker envisions the rise and fall of society. Richly illustrated, this publication includes plates of each drawing, as well as intimate photographs of the artist at work taken by her partner, acclaimed artist and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos. An introduction by Reto Thüring and Beau Rutland contextualizes the importance of this latest evolution within Walker's oeuvre; John Lansdowne addresses the topic of Christian iconography and its relationship to Walker's new drawings; and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith contributes a new poem. In addition, a text by Walker considers her work within the recent political climate." -- Publisher's description
Zero to three : poems by F. Douglas Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What started out as a way to address dealing with parenting and, in particular, fatherhood, became a series of poems focused on familial roles and situations that are difficult to articulate, even among family members. The poems in Zero to Three mark both the change in the child and in the father, who is also a son himself. The term "zero to three" derives from the developmental period that many clinicians and pediatricians believe is the most fundamental phase for children whose delicate brains are undergoing drastic and formative change. Research also shows that parents undergo formative change alongside their children during this period from conception to toddler age. These poems do not intend to offer a definitive stance on parenting or fatherhood but, rather, to capture an emotional gestational period that extends beyond the womb and exceeds beyond the grave. They celebrate pop culture and family, as well as lament the anguish and frustration of a parent losing his temper or a parent losing a parent. Ultimately, these poems attempt to sing and dance in the fact that parenting is a wonderful mystery to witness and experience."--
Best new poets 2015 : 50 poems from emerging writers( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Best New Poets, the term 'emerging writer' is defined as someone who has yet to publish a book-length collection of poetry. The goal of Best New Poets is to provide special encouragement and recognition to new poets, the many writing programs they attend, and the magazines that publish their work"--Page ix
David Bowie : his life on Earth, 1947-2016 by Allison Adato( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his 50-year career, David Bowie captivated generations of fans and inspired countless performers across every creative genre. Bowie's musical evolution - spanning styles from rock 'n' roll to soul, funk, disco, jazz and blues - and unforgettable personae from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke made an indelible impression on pop music and culture. Classic hits such as "Space Oddity," "Changes," "Fame," "Heroes," "Let's Dance" and "Where Are We Now?" feel as fresh today as they did when first released. In a tribute to the late legend, TIME presents a lavishly illustrated special edition tracing Bowie's life story and legendary career. This expansive volume combines iconic photographs and materials from the Time Inc. archives - including an interview with Bowie at 50 years old - with a heartfelt foreword by famed musician and frequent collaborator Nile Rodgers, who produced Bowie's Let's Dance album; remembrances from fellow artists such as Carrie Brownstein, Elton John, Lady Gaga and Kanye West; and the ultimate David Bowie playlist. Fascinating and visually compelling, David Bowie: His Life on Earth, 1947-2016 is an essential celebration of an unforgettable singular artist
Vida en Marte by Tracy K Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leben auf dem Mars : Gedichte englisch-deutsch by Tracy K Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordinary light : a memoir by Tracy K Smith( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracy K. Smith had a fairly typical upbringing in suburban California: the youngest in a family of five children raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But after spending a summer in Alabama at her grandmother's home, she returns to California with a new sense of what it means for her to be black: from her mother's memories of picking cotton as a girl in her father's field for pennies a bushel, to her parents' involvement in the Civil Rights movement. These dizzying juxtapositions--between her family's past, her own comfortable present, and the promise of her future--will eventually compel her to act on her passions for love and "ecstatic possibility," and her desire to become a writer. But when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, which she says is part of God's plan, Tracy must learn a new way to love and look after someone whose beliefs she has outgrown. Written with a poet's precision and economy, this gorgeous, probing kaleidoscope of self and family offers us a universal story of belonging and becoming, and the ways we find and lose ourselves amid the places we call home
Kasei no seimei by Tracy K Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced connections : reading literary lineage and dissent in Clarence Major's My amputations by Tracy K Smith( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordinary light : a memoir by Tracy K Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her extraordinary range and ambition ( The New York Times Book Review ): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. The youngest of five children, Tracy K. Smith was raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But just as Tracy is about to leave home for college, her mother is diagnosed with cancer, a condition she accepts as part of God s plan. Ordinary Light is the story of a young woman struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America. In lucid, clear prose, Smith interrogates her childhood in suburban California, her first collision with independence at Harvard, and her Alabama-bornparents recollections oftheir own youth in theCivil Rights era. These dizzying juxtapositions of her family s past, her own comfortable present, and the promise of her future will in due course compel Tracy to act on her passions for love and ecstatic possibility, and her desire to become a writer. Shot through with exquisite lyricism, wry humor, and an acute awareness of the beauty of everyday life, Ordinary Light is a gorgeous kaleidoscope of self and family, one that skillfully combines a child s and teenager s perceptions with adult retrospection. Here is a universal story of being and becoming, a classic portrait of the ways we find and lose ourselves amid the places we call home. From the Hardcover edition
Anthology : visiting authors, Fall 2005 : Marianne Boruch, Alice Fulton, Sam Hamill, Lola Haskins, Patrick Lawler, Michael McFee, Tracy K. Smith, Diane Wald, Baron Wormser by Philip Memmer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on Mars : for soprano and orchestra by Bryce Fuhrman( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Driving the living by Tracy K Smith( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

September by Tracy K Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Literary Witnesses, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 1, 2007."
Strong hands, silent voices : migrant workers in Aurora, Illinois by Amie M Frey( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

September by Tracy K Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Printed ... on the occasion of the seventh presentation of the Sister Mariella Gable Award at the College of Saint Benedict, October 30, 2007"--Colophon
[Poetry reading] by Tracy K Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.10 for September ... to 0.94 for Kasei no s ...)

Life on Mars : poems
Alternative Names
Tracy K. Smith Amerikaans dichteres

Tracy K. Smith poétesse américaine

Tracy K. Smith poetisa estadounidense

تریسی کی. اسمیت

スミス, トレイシー・K.

Languages
Covers
The body's questionDuende