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Terrance Hayes

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Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20050706, 20050216

Terrance Hayes, a young poet from South Carolina who currently teaches at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was an unlikely poet.  In college, he played basketball and painted, but wrote poems in secret.  He surprised everyone he knew—including his own mother—when his first book of poetry, Muscular Music, won a Whiting Writers award worth $35,000.  He talks about this work as well as his collection Hip Logic, and how poetry relates to his avocation as a painter. 

Programs with Terrance Hayes from 2011 and 2017 as well as a 2011 show which also feature his wife, the poet Yona Harvey, are available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Painting, South Carolina | Interview Year: 2004 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Whiting Writers Award |

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Join us at AWP 2018 in Tampa, Florida, for three events: A tribute to Michelle Boisseau + book signings by Robert Stewart and Mia Leonin.

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Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.