Tracy K. Smith Is the New Poet Laureate –



Adding information on another African-American Poetry Queen Rita Dove.  Ms. Dove was also a Poet Laureate.


Rita Dove 2010

Rita Dove



9 thoughts on “Tracy K. Smith Is the New Poet Laureate –

  1. Thank you for sharing this, in Canada, the selection for American Poet Laureate doesn’t make headlines news. After your post, I read a few of her poems, and saw a few video of her reading her poems. I don’t mean this to sound – well, I don’t know how it will sound, but the Black experience in Canada is quite different than the African American experience in the States, and I think the voice of an empowered African American woman is so powerful – it can capture adversity, courage and resiliency along with nurturing and caring. Tracy K. Smith to me embodies, all of that, and all of the power that the written word can contain.
    Thanks for the inspiration and the reassurance that ALL is not wrong in the US of A.
    Hugs, Harlon

    1. Thanks Harlon! Always glad to hear from you. I think that the Black Experience is different across the diaspora but with common elements. This weekend I must delve into her poetry. ❤

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