Terrance Hayes: A Reading and Conversation ♥★
Friday, Jan 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Terrance Hayes: A Reading and Conversation
Award-winning American poet Terrance Hayes will read and discuss his recent work.
Sponsored by poetics|history|theory@uci
About this event:
January 14, 2022 12-2 PM PST via Zoom.
Registration is free and all are welcome. Please register HERE for free and you will be sent a ZOOM link.
Terrance Hayes is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. Hayes taught at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh before becoming a Professor of English at New York University. Hayes served as the 2017-2018 poetry editor for New York Times Magazine. He was guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2014 (Scribner, 2014), the preeminent annual anthology of contemporary American poetry. His poems have appeared in ten editions of the series.
His first book, Muscular Music, won a Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His second book, Hip Logic (Penguin 2002), was a National Poetry Series selection and a finalist for both the Los Angeles Time Book Award and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Wind In a Box (Penguin 2006), a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award finalist, was named one of the best books of 2006 by Publishers Weekly. How to Be Drawn received the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry. Lighthead, was winner of the 2010 National Book Award.
His sixth poetry collection, American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin (Penguin, 2018), was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the TS Eliot Prize, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Literary Prize for Fiction & Poetry, the LA Times Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Award.
His essay collection, To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight (Wave, 2018) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Poetry Foundation’s 2019 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism.
Here is Hayes discussing his American Sonnets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDG51t_v7DI