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.
Scottish author Margot Livesey began reading at an early age. After years of famous British writers, from Shakespeare on, she became both a reader and a writer. While at the Kansas City Public Library, this author of nine novels di...
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