Tracy K. Smith, New U.S. Poet Laureate, Calls Poems Her ‘Anchor’

The new poet laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith, visits the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center in Washington, D.C., last month.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet says she plans to use her new role to meet people who don’t read poetry … yet, anyway. She believes poetry can be a resource for people in fraught or isolating times.

(Image credit: Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

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