Plutzik Reading Series welcomes Terrance Hayes
The Plutzik Reading Series welcomes poet Terrance Hayes on Thursday, April 9th, 2015. The public reading will be held in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, at 5:00pm.
One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, Terrance Hayes is the author of five books of poetry; How to Be Drawn (2015); Lighthead (2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry; Wind in a Box; Hip Logic, winner of the National Poetry Series, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and Muscular Music, winner of both the Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. 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, and Harvard Review. His poetry has also been featured on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.