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United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will make three stops in South Carolina this month.

Smith is the author of three books of poetry: “The Body's Question,” which won the Cave Canem prize for the best first book by an African-American poet; “Duende,” winner of the James Laughlin Award and the Essence Literary Award; and “Life on Mars,” winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, according to the Poetry Foundation.

Her fourth book, “Wade in the Water” will be released in April.

She began her term as United States Poet Laureate in 2017. She teaches creative writing at Princeton University.

She will appear at the following times:

• 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 – Lake City United Methodist Church, 229 West Main St., Lake City

• 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 – Old Summerton High School, 12 South Church St., Summerton

• 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 – Wiltown Community Center, 5779 Parkers Ferry Road, Adams Run

The events will be hosted by Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn.

While reservations are not required, Clyburn’s office requests those planning to attend to send notice to Ana.Maxwell@mail.house.gov or Ana Maxwell at 803-799-1100.

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