Dear friends,

We at the Poetry Society of America want to dearly congratulate Track K. Smith, our new United States Poet Laureate, who so movingly paid tribute to Jacqueline Woodson, PSA spring benefit honoree, at The New York Botanical Garden on Tuesday, June 6th.


Tracy's poem "The Good Life" was featured in our Poetry in Motion program in 2013 and remains one of the most beloved ever to appear in the subways and buses of New York City. This program is approaching a significant anniversary, which will be honored by an anthology, The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 Years on Subways and Buses, and a launch event at the theater of the Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on Thursday, September 14th. Mark your calendars, and consult our website as the day draws near to reserve seats.

The Poet Laureateship is in fine hands (and a fine heart)!

Congratulations, Tracy!

Warmest wishes,

Alice Quinn
Executive Director