Poetry Series: A Lecture By Terrance Hayes

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“I’m chasing a kind of language that can be unburdened by people’s expectations. I think music is the primary model—how close can you get this language to be like music and communicate feeling at the base level in the same way a composition with no words communicates meaning? It might be impossible. Language is always burdened by thought. I’m just trying to get it so it can be like feeling.” --Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes is the author of five volumes of poetry, including the forthcoming How to Be Drawn, which will be published in 2015. His last volume, Lighthead, won the National Book Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2010. Among his many awards, he has been a recipient of both the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship. His work, which explores popular culture, race, music, cultural heritage, and masculinity, has appeared in three Best American Poetry collections. Hayes is a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities National Student Poets Program, and currently teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.

Co-presented with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry.
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