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Terrance Hayes

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Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20120210, 20110513

Poet Terrance Hayes reads from his 2010 collection, Lighthead, which won the National Book Award and was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He talks about some of the themes in his work dealing with light, shadow, and race, and also reads from his third book, Wind in a Box. Hayes also discusses the poetic impulse and how he shapes poetry from life.

Programs with Terrance Hayes from 2005 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: Light, Shadow, Race, Poetic Themes | Interview Year: 2011 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: National Book Award, MacArthur Fellowship |

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