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U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on Writing, Poetry As Social Activism, & "The Slowdown"

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U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith was awarded the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry at the Currier Museum in Manchester on Wednesday, December 12. We bring you an excerpt of her conversation with Peter Biello in front of a live audience, where she discussed being Poet laureate, the writing process, and poetry as social activism. 

Listen to Smith's full reading and conversation with Peter Biello.  

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