Tracy K. Smith, Shakespeare, Roxane Gay & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

Tracy K. Smith is the New Poet Laureate of the United States…The poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection, ¬†Life on Mars, and a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction for her memoir, Ordinary Light, ¬†will begin her new post with the Library of Congress in September of this year. Congratulations Tracy K. Smith!