If this is it—if this is what
Their cries are cocked toward—let the sky
Pass from blue, to red, to molten gold,
To black. Let the Heaven we inherit approach.

In this video from Poets Forum 2014, Tracy K. Smith—winner of the Academy Fellowship—reads "The Universe as Primal Scream" and "After a Line by Goethe." And don't miss Smith's new memoir, Ordinary Light, scheduled to be released this week.