( 4UMF NEWS ) Brooklyn Poet Wins Pulitzer Prize:
“This is a book that in many ways is an elegy to my father. It’s nice to know that he’s also getting some recognition,” she said. “I remember him telling me about these images, what they were going to be like and being excited by them.”
The book — her third collection of poems — is also a nod to David Bowie, whose song inspired the title.
In the award citation, the Pulitzer Prize Board called Smith’s work “a collection of bold, skillful poems, taking readers into the universe and moving them to an authentic mix of joy and pain.”
Smith was pregnant with her daughter, who is now two years old, when she was working on the prize-winner.
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