Life on Mars: Poems by Tracy K. Smith
Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for this collection. The poems explore a wide variety of subjects; science fiction, David Bowie, sociopolitical commentary, grief. Many of the poems are an elegy for her father, Floyd William Smith, an optical engineer who worked on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This collection is at once intimate and universal.
Paperback: 88 pages