Creative Writing Past Faculty

Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes headshot

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Terrance Hayes is the author of American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin (Penguin, 2018); Lighthead (Penguin 2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Wind In a Box (Penguin 2006); Hip Logic (Penguin 2002), and Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999). His honors include a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a United States Artists Zell Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship.  How To Be Drawn (Penguin 2015) was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and received the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry. He is the current poetry editor at New York Times Magazine. To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight is forthcoming in September 2018.


Terrance Hayes’ American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin longlisted for 2018 National Book Award in Poetry |

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