Competition: US & Canada
Tracie Morris holds an MFA (Poetry, Hunter College, CUNY) and a PhD (Performance Studies, NYU). She also trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Dr. Morris was the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop before joining the Workshop as its first African-American tenured Professor of Poetry. Tracie has presented innovative poetry, performance art and theory in over 30 countries and is the author/editor of 10 books (three forthcoming, 2021-2022). Her recent published works are Hard Kore: Poemes/Per-Form: Poems of Mythos and Place (English and French, joca seria, 2017/2018), handholding: 5 kinds (2016, Kore Press), Who Do With Words (creative non-fiction, 2nd ed., Chax Press, 2019). University creative fellowships include the Woodberry Poetry Room (Creative Fellow, Harvard University), Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (Writing Fellow, University of Pennsylvania). Tracie is a Cave Canem alumna and former board member and a Master Artist of the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Residencies include Millay, Yaddo and MacDowell colonies. Her installations and performances have been presented by the Whitney Biennial, Dia:Chelsea, The New Museum, The Kitchen Performance Space, Albertine, Furious Flower, Victoria and Albert Museum, Centre Pompidou, among others.
Photo Credit: Charles David NYC