Life on Mars

Life on MarsLife on Mars by Tracy K. Smith (2011)


With allusions to David Bowie and interplanetary travel, Life on Mars imagines a soundtrack for the universe to accompany the discoveries, failures, and oddities of human existence.
(Summary taken from Goodreads)


I read Life on Mars to fulfill the “collection of poetry” task of the Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge. I decided that if I had to read poetry, picking a collection called Life on Mars would be a good choice. Unfortunately, Life on Mars didn’t do anything to improve my, erm, fondness for poetry. It did win the Pulitzer Prize, though.

You might like this book if you are interested in…

  • Poetry
  • David Bowie references
  • Sci-Fi-esque poetry
  • Erm… poetry