Tracy K. Smith


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in Falmouth, MA, The United States
April 16, 1972

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Tracy K. Smith is the author of Wade in the Water; Life on Mars, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Duende, winner of the James Laughlin Award; and The Body’s Question, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She is also the editor of an anthology, American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time, and the author of a memoir, Ordinary Light, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. From 2017 to 2019, Smith served as Poet Laureate of the United States. She teaches at Princeton University.

Average rating: 4.08 · 11,835 ratings · 1,620 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Life on Mars

4.12 avg rating — 6,214 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Wade in the Water: Poems

4.13 avg rating — 2,173 ratings — published 2018 — 10 editions
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Ordinary Light

3.91 avg rating — 1,456 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Duende

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The Body's Question

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Eternity: Selected Poems

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Ploughshares Spring 2020

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Poems for a World Gone to Sh*t

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“everything/ that ever was still is, somewhere”
Tracy K. Smith, Life on Mars

“listen: the dark we've only ever imagined now audible, thrumming,
marbled with static like gristly meat. a chorus of engines churns.

silence taunts: a dare. everything that disappears
disappears as if returning somewhere.”
Tracy K. Smith, Life on Mars

“We want so much,
When perhaps we live best
In the spaces between loves,

That unconscious roving,
The heart its own rough animal.
Unfettered.”
Tracy K. Smith, The Body's Question

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The Top 10 Best Books to Read Before Bed For a Good Night's Sleep

You’ve just had a crazy day, and now that you’re calling it a night you need some way to wind down. Or maybe you’ve just finished a completely mundane day full of errands and paperwork and an endless cycle of e-mails, and you’re ready to curl up in bed with a book that will make your dreams fantastical enough to make up for all the snooze-worthy chores you had to push through all day. Either way a good book is your ticket to a nice peaceful sleep or awesome dreams that’ll cure your work week-blues.


There are studies that show that reading can help reduce stress, and a some experts have spotted that some of the most successful people read before bed. And the National Sleep Foundation suggests that unplugging and picking up a good old-fashioned physical book could give you a better night’s sleep. Who can argue with them?

But it's not like you just want to pick up any old book before bed to reap those positive benefits, what’s the fun in that? You want a book that’ll liven your dreams without keeping you up in suspense or help you get your chill on, without boring you to death or making you cry yourself to sleep. Below are The Top 10 Best Books to Read Before Bed For a Good Night's Sleep according to Bustle.com
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