about this contributor:


TRACY K. SMITH holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from Harvard and Columbia Universities. From 1997-99 she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford. She is the recipient of a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and a residency at Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain. Her book, The Body's Question, won the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and will be published in October by Graywolf Press. She lives and teaches in Brooklyn, NY.