Terrance Hayes

Finalist, 2018 National Book Awards
Winner, 2010 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2015 National Book Awards

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead, Winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books are Wind In a Box, Hip Logic, and Muscular Music. His honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship.
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American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes book cover
ISBN 9780143133186 Penguin Books / Penguin Random House

In seventy poems bearing the same title, Terrance Hayes explores the meanings of American, of assassin, and of love in the sonnet form. More about this book >

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Lighthead

Lighthead, by Terrance Hayes, book cover 2010
ISBN 9780143116967 Penguin Books

In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air, his poems braid dream and reality into a poetry that is both dark and buoyant. More about this book >

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How to Be Drawn

How to Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes book cover, 2015
ISBN 978-0143126881 Penguin/Penguin Random House
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Mahogany L. Browne reads for Terrance Hayes at the 2018 National Book Awards Finalists Reading


Terrance Hayes reads at the 2015 National Book Awards Finalists Reading


2016 National Book Awards - Terrance Hayes Presents Cave Canem with Literarian Award

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Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead, Winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books are Wind In a Box, Hip Logic, and Muscular Music. His honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship. How To Be Drawn, his most recent collection of poems, was a Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and received the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry.

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