Life on Mars

The 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith

After finishing Life on Mars, I couldn’t bear to stop reading. I flipped back to the beginning, and it was like starting a whole new book. The poems grew and changed between readings, making me feel as if I grew and changed with them. Absolutely amazing poetry.

Links to a few poems from the book:

My God, It’s Full of Stars

The Universe is a House Party

Alternate Take: Levon Helm

Video link:

Tracy K. Smith reads from Life on Mars for the NewsHour Poetry Series

Here’s more of that interview and reading: