Poet Tracy K. Smith On Exploring Space And The Abyss

Feb 11, 2013

Poet Tracy K. Smith, winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Prize for her collection, The Body's Question, reads from her Pulitzer Prize winning work, Life on Mars, at the Fall 2012 Midwest Poets Series.

In this edition of New Letters on the Air, Smith discusses how science fiction, the reality of God, and the death of her father inspired her to explore the outer limits of space and the abyss in work that critics have said present images transformed into the space of possibility.

Listen here until February 20, 2013.

New Letters on the Air, public radio's longest-running literary program, is a half-hour program that is produced by New Letters magazine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.