The Phillis Wheatley Reading: Terrance Hayes, poet


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The Phillis Wheatley Reading: Terrance Hayes, poet

Terrance Hayes is the author of six books of poetry: American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins (2018); How to Be Drawn (2015), longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry; Lighthead (2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry; Wind in a Box, winner of a Pushcart Prize; Hip Logic, winner of the National Poetry Series; and Muscular Music, winner of both the Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He is also the author of the short story collection To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight (2018). He has been a recipient of many other honors and awards, including a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award, two Pushcart selections, eight Best American Poetry selections, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Guggenheim Foundation. His poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The New Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Fence, the Kenyon Review, Jubilat, Harvard Review, and Poetry. His poetry has also been featured on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and The Hightower Fund. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

October 24 2018

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Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
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