Tracy K. Smith's four poetry collections are The Body's Question (2003), Duende (2007), Life on Mars (2011) and Wade in the Water (2018). She won the Pulitzer Prize for Life of Mars. She is also the author of a memoir, Ordinary Light, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2017 she was named Poet Laureate of the United States. She teaches at Princeton University.