Poet Smith selected for international arts honor

June 30, 2010 5:59 p.m.

Tracy K. Smith, a poet and assistant professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, is one of six international artists who has been selected for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, which pairs artists with leading figures in their fields for a year of individual mentoring and creative collaboration. Smith was chosen to be mentored by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, a provocative essayist who is often regarded as Germany's most important contemporary poet.