Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes

Biography

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.  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 most recent books are American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin (Penguin, 2018), and To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight (Wave, 2018).

Buy Terrence Hayes’s book To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight on Amazon.

Events with Terrance Hayes

Morning Share: A Celebration of Yusef Komunyakaa

11 May 2019
10:00 am
NYU Creative Writing Program
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

Speaking Joy and Pain: A Tribute to Yusef Komunyakaa Culminating Event

11 May 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012