Terrance Hayes Reading
A Washington University MFA Program Sponsored Reading
Hayes's work fits strong emotions into virtuoso forms. . .He is a poet of swallowed garrulity, imagined riposte, mock correction, and interior litigation. . .[his] poems are like a Pixar version of the mental marionette show, a dazzling space crammed with comic jabs- Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker
Reading Terrance Hayes' thick, gorgeous, knowing, endlessly surprising poems is like spending a long evening with your most soulful and garrulous friend, one you haven't seen in ages. His poems are protean; you never know when they will shape-shift or turn a corner. Hayes and his poems are brilliant, which is to say, bedazzling but also filled with illuminating light that shows us things we hadn t seen before.-- Elizabeth Alexander
TERRANCE HAYES is the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award; How to Be Drawn; Wind in a Box; Hip Logic; and Muscular Music, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. In 2014 he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.