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Tracy K. Smith was raised in Northern California. She received degrees in English and creative writing from Harvard College and Columbia University, respectively, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University from 1997–99.
Her first collection of poems, The Body's Question (Graywolf Press, 2003), was selected by Kevin Young to receive the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
Smith is the recipient of a 2004 Rona Jaffe Writers Award and a 2005 Whiting Writers’ Award. Her second collection, Duende (Graywolf Press, 2007), received the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets (the only second-book award for poetry in the United States).
She teaches creative writing at Princeton University.