Morris is an interdisciplinary poet and sound artist. Her recent poetry collections include handholding: 5 kinds (2016) and Rhyme Scheme (2012). Her work is featured in numerous anthologies, including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind (2015), The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (2015), and An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art (2002). With Charles Bernstein, she coedited Best American Experimental Writing (2016). In her poetry, Morris transforms and complicates her subjects of abuse, power, and the body through repetition and accretive adjustments or substitutions. Her sound installations have been presented at the Whitney Biennial, MoMA, the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, and other sites. She has received numerous honors, including grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Creative Capital, and the Asian Cultural Council and residencies at Yaddo and the Millay and MacDowell colonies. Morris is a professor in humanities and media studies at Pratt Institute in New York.
Tracie Morris will give a poetry reading on Oct. 26 as part of the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series. The time and location will be finalized in the fall.