Poet Laureate to Speak at Saint Mary's

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Saint Mary's College in northern Indiana will Wednesday host a lecture from U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. In addition to the lecture, Smith will also meet with Saint Mary's students as well as local high school students nominated by their teachers.

The Christian Culture Lecture, titled "An Evening with Tracy K. Smith," will take place at 7:30 p.m. in O'Laughlin Auditorium on the Saint Mary's campus. It is being hosted by the college's Department of Humanistic Studies.

"Tracy K. Smith’s poetry is lithe and bright, accessible and powerful, upfront and imaginative," said Laura Williamson Ambrose, chair of the department. "She reminds us in her published work and in her highly engaged role as poet laureate that poetry and language matter deeply to our everyday lives — in how we make meaning of our memories, process our current realities, and imagine a place for ourselves in the future."

In addition to serving in her second term as poet laureate, Smith is also the director of the Creative Writing Program and professor in the humanities at Princeton University. You can learn more about the lecture by clicking here.

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