When: Thu., June 14, 7 p.m. 2018
To celebrate 20 years of its Thatcher Hoffman Smith Poetry Series, Oklahoma City University will host Poet Laureate of the United States Tracy K. Smith for a book signing and reading. Smith, who currently teaches creative writing at Princeton, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2012 for her David Bowie-referencing collection Life on Mars. Oklahoma State Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish will introduce Smith, and the two will discuss the role of poetry in modern society. The free reading and reception begin 7 p.m. June 14 at The Paramount Room, 701 W. Sheridan Ave, on Film Row. Call 405-208-5707 or visit okcufilmlit.org.