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Terrance Hayes – Poetry reading and discussion
April 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Presented by the MA in Writing and the BA with Creative Writing at the Discipline of English in association with the U.S. Embassy’s Creative Minds series and the Cúirt International Festival of Literature
Date & time: Friday 28 April at 1pm
Venue: The Moore Institute, Hardiman Research Building, Room G011
The event will be introduced by Reece Smyth, the Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires
Terrance Hayes, a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is one of the most compelling voices in contemporary American poetry. Since his début in 1999 with Muscular Music, he has published four further collections, all published by Penguin. How to Be Drawn (2015) was long-listed for, and Lighthead (2010) won, the National Book Award in Poetry. Wind in a Box (2006) was awarded a Pushcart Prize, and Hip Logic (2002) was winner of the National Poetry Series, a Whiting Writers Award, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Hayes’ poems have featured in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Fence, The Kenyon Review, The Harvard Review and Poetry. He is Professor of English at University of Pittsburgh.