Tracy K. Smith, a poetess, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She was selected as the 2010-2011 Rolex Recommended Sponsorship Program. Her tutor is German poet Hans Magnus Enzensberger.
After learning that Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Ms. Rebecca Irvin, Rolex’s Hall of Achievement in Rolex’s charity and education, said: ‘We are very happy to learn that Tracy Trishie has won this year’s poetry award. She published a special genre, Life on Mars, during her guidance year, and we are glad that this very rare and talented poet will influence a wider audience, and they will enjoy her unique and rich voice. ‘
Tracy K. Smith
Rolex has spared no effort to support emerging artists in their pursuit of excellence and to promote their learning, creativity and growth. The Rolex Creative Funding Program covers six of the most high-profile and wide-ranging areas of art-including dance, film, literature, music, theatre and visual arts-allowing talented young artists to be guided and inspired by world-renowned art masters For a year of creative learning.
Since its official launch in 2002, Rolex’s Creative Sponsorship Program has established an extraordinary art community that connects artists from all over the world. This unique project in the art field has attracted many world-renowned artists to join them as mentors, including Toni Morrison, Toni Morrison, Sir Peter Hall, Sir Peter Hall, Wole Soyinka, Voray Soinka, Pinchas Zukerman, Pinchas Zukerman, Julie Taymor, Julie Taymer, Mira Nair Gordon, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker, Martin Scorsese, Martin Scorsese, John Baldessari, John Baldessari, and others.