Tracy K. Smith – An Evening with the U.S. Poet Laureate

Thursday, January 31, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM


General Admission

As the 52nd U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith is on a mission to bring poetry to the masses, showing how poetry can help people see the world from other perspectives. Smith’s acclaimed collections of poetry include Wade in the Water and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Life on Mars, and her memoir, Ordinary Light, was a National Book Award finalist.

Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Chaucer’s

“With directness and deftness, she contends with the heavens or plumbs our inner depths – all to better understand what makes us most human.” – Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden

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General Public: $20
FREE for UCSB students. UCSB student tickets will be distributed at the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Valid student ID required; one ticket per ID.