Terrance Hayes: Poetry Center In Phoenix

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University of Arizona Poetry Center reading co-sponsored by ASU Creative Writing Program, Superstition Review, and ASU-Performance in the Borderlands, featuring Terrance Hayes with local opener Rashaad Thomas.

The Local Opener's series is a new initiative in 2016, presented by ASU-Performance in the Borderlands. Local Openers will be curated at future readings by Rashaad Thomas.

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead (Penguin, 2010), which won the National Book Award for Poetry; Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006); Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002), which won the 2001 National Poetry Series and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has received many honors and awards, including a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, three Best American Poetry selections, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2014, he was named a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is professor of creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and lives in Pittsburgh with his family.

Rashaad Thomas is a husband, father, USAF Veteran, ASU Justice Studies student, and poet/art-ivist. He is the husband of a beautiful wife from Mexico, Maria, and the father of an Afro-Mexican five-month-old daughter, Jade. He has been published in a number of publications, most notably in the book "Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong." He is a member of the Gutta' Collective in the Phoenix community, a group committed to sharing a Black and Brown narrative through art and poetry in hopes to give a voice to the silent, isolated, and marginalized.
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By: Superstition Review

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