Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
QPF Tracy K Smith

QPF: Life on Mars: Tracy K Smith

Presented by Queensland Poetry Festival & Melbourne Writers Festival

A Queensland exclusive in-conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K Smith about her body of work, including Life on Mars and her recent acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light.

Smith’s poems embody the lyrical, rhythmic quality of masters such as Federico Garcí­a Lorca. At times political, whimsical, and always meditative, they speak largely to the role of art and to the conception of what it means to be American, dealing with the “evolution and decline of the culture we belong to.”

Hosted by UQP’s Poetry Editor Felicity Plunkett plus an opening reading by rising young poet Alison Whittaker.

Image credit:Tina Chang

QPF acknowledges the assistance of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, as well as the financial support of Australia Council for the Arts and Brisbane City Council.

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Event Details

Date & Time

Fri 26 August, 11:30am

Duration:  60mins, no interval


Unreserved theatre seating 
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All: $15

Recommended for all ages. 

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Smith’s spare yet beautiful prose transforms her story into a shining example of how one person’s shared memories can brighten everyone’s world.”