The Philomathean Society is proud to present Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning Poet Laureate of the United States, as the 2019 Annual Orator. Professor Smith is a poet and memoirist currently serving her second term as the U.S poet laureate. Smith’s poetry “is a way of stepping into the mess of experience.” She writes about identity, fraught national politics, and the power of words to drastically alter our thoughts, experiences, and collective existence.
As per Philo’s mission statement of increasing intellectual accessibility, the Annual Oration is free and public.
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