To begin our time together, come hear the luminous poet TRACY K. SMITH as she takes us on a magical journey. A former U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, someone The New York Times calls “one of the most important poets working today,” Smith has an uncanny range. In tones both profound and playful, her poems deal with large existential questions about life and death and confront the enduring wounds of racism, while they can also be filled with sensual delight and the pleasures of love and food. She will read from her latest collection, Such Color, New and Selected Poems, her first career-spanning volume, and initiate the 2023 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference with her singular voice.