Terrance Hayes

Originally hailing from the South, poet and 2014 MacArthur Fellow TERRANCE HAYES is the author of five collections of poetry. His most recent, HOW TO BE DRAWN, was a 2015 finalist for both a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award. His previous collection, LIGHTHEAD, was winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His first book, MUSCULAR MUSIC, won both a Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. HIP LOGIC was a National Poetry Series selection and a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. WIND IN A BOX, a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award finalist, was named one of the “Best Books of 2006” by Publishers Weekly. Hayes was guest editor of THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2014, and his own poems have been selected eight times for earlier volumes of that series. Hayes is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s School of Journalism. He was recently named as the poetry editor for The New York Times Magazine and has two forthcoming manuscripts, AMERICAN SONNETS FOR MY PAST AND FUTURE ASSASSIN and TO FLOAT IN THE SPACE BETWEEN: DRAWINGS AND ESSAYS IN CONVERSATION WITH ETHERIDGE KNIGHT.


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