Authors at School

Tracy Fuad at Trude-Herr-Gesamtschule Köln-Mülheim

Tracy Fuad taught in person at the Trude-Herr-Gesamtschule Köln-Mülheim on the 30th of May 2022.
The two courses built on each other. In the first workshop, the poet gave insights into her everyday life as a writer and her approach to writing poetry. The students worked out the basics of poetry and Tracy Fuad read some poems together with them. Afterwards, the students had two hours to publish their own poems. In the second part of the workshop, the poems written by the students were recited and discussed together.

Tracy Fuad’s debut collection, about:blank, was named as a finalist for the National Poetry Series and chosen by Claudia Rankine as the winner of the Donald Hall Prize and was published in 2021 by University of Pittsburgh Press.

She is also the author of PITH (Newfound, 2020), winner of the Gloria Anzaldúa Prize, and DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD (Txtbooks, 2019).

Her work has appeared in POETRY, the Best New Poets Anthology, The New Republic, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program and has received support for her writing from Hedgebrook, The Barbara Deming Fund for Women, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, where she is a 2021-22 Poetry Fellow. She currently lives in Berlin, where she teaches at the Berlin Writers Workshop (and also offers manuscript consultation).

Photography: Francis Oghuma for Holtzbrinck Berlin – Inspire Together.