Tracy K. Smith


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in Falmouth, The United States
April 16, 1972

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TRACY K. SMITH is the author of two previous collections: Duende, winner of the James Laughlin Award and the Essence Literary Award, and The Bodys Question, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She is also the recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award and a Whiting Writers Award, and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Smith is currently a protg in the Rolex Mentor and Protg Arts Initiative, and a member of the Creative Writing Faculty at Princeton University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York..

Now the Library of Congress has named Ms. Smith its new poet laureate, the nation’s highest honor in that field.

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“everything/ that ever was still is, somewhere”
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“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.”
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“time never stops, but does it end? and how many lives
before take-off, before we find ourselves
beyond ourselves, all glam-glow, all twinkle and gold?”
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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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