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Festival Event: Terrance Hayes at Tennessee State University
October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Terrance Hayes is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow and a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry. He is the author of American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin and To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight. To Float In The Space Between was winner of the Poetry Foundation’s 2019 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism and a finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin won the Hurston/Wright 2019 Award for Poetry and was a finalist the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry, the 2018 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry, and the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. New works for fall 2023 are a collection of poems, So To Speak, and collection of essays, Watch Your Language. Hayes is a Silver Professor of English at New York University.
PLEASE NOTE: The event is free with no registration required! Book sales will be available, and Hayes will sign books following the event.