Saturday, June 17, 2017

"Watershed" by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

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June 17, 2017


Tracy K. Smith

About This Poem


"'Watershed' is a found poem drawn from two sources: a New York Times Magazine January 6, 2016, article by Nathaniel Rich entitled, 'The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare,' and excerpts of the narratives of survivors of near-death experiences as catalogued on"
Tracy K. Smith

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Tracy K. Smith is the Poet Laureate of the United States. Her book Life on Mars (Graywolf Press, 2011) received the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. Smith's new poetry collection, Wade in the Water, will be published by Graywolf Press in April 2018. She directs the creative writing program at Princeton University and lives in New Jersey.


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