About Tracie Morris


I've performed, researched and presented work in over 30 countries and on every continent except Antartica (so far).  My installations and performances have been featured at many  national and international museums and galleries including the Dia Art Foundation,  The New Museum, The Kitchen Performance Space, The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Museum of Modern Art, Albertine, Weeksville Heritage Center, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Queens Museum, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Centre Pompidou, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Lévy Gorvy gallery, and multiple times at The Whitney Museum including the Whitney Biennial. 

I've presented poetry, performance art, acting academic addresses, talks, and live shows with music in many venues, including colleges and universities  throughout New York, the US and the world including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, MIT, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, University of Kwazulu Natal, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art,  and Université Paris-Diderot. 

My most recent poetry collection is Hard Kore: Poemes/Per-Form: Poems of Mythos and Place ( in English and French -- joca seria, 2017 France/2018 US). The second expanded edition of my first  creative non-fiction work, Who Do With Words  is now out (September 2019). I've  been a fellow of Cave Canem, the CPCW Fellow of Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania as well as the Millay, Yaddo and MacDowell artist colonies. I have an MFA in poetry from Hunter College, a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University and has studied acting technique at Michael Howard Studios in New York and  the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. I've also  been a professor for over 20 years at renowned institutions of higher education including: Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Pratt Institute and the University of Iowa. 

In 2018  I was  designated a Master Artist by the Atlantic Center for the Arts, was Visiting Writer at the Vermont Studio Center,  and  WPR Fellow at Harvard University  (2018-2019).  This year,  I was named  inaugural Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Iowa  Writers Workshop. 

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