- Category: PA 2001
Tracie Morris is a multidisciplinary performance poet who has worked in theatre, dance, music and film. Primarily known as a 'musical poet' , Tracie has worked with an extensive range of artists including Donald Byrd, Graham Haynes, Melvin Gibbs, Mark Batson, Leon Parker, Vernon Reid, DD Jackson, Cecilia Smith, The Oliver Lake Quintet and the David Murray Big Band. She has participated in a dozen recording projects, and has toured extensively throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. As a writer, Tracie's poetry has been extensively anthologized in literary magazines, newspapers and books, including 360 Degrees: A Revolution of Black Poets, Listen Up!, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, and Soul. Her words have also been featured in commissioned pieces for several organisations including Aaron Davis Hall, the International Festival for the Arts, The Kitchen, and Yale Repertory Theatre for choreographer Ralph Lemon. Morris is the recipient of numerous awards for poetry including the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Creative Capital Fellowship, the National Haiku Slam Championship, and an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship. In addition to being a working artist, Tracie Morris teaches performance poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College this year.
Intermission, 1998, Soft Skull Press
Chap-T-her Won: Some Poems by Tracie Morris, 1993, TM Ink