Terrance Hayes, acclaimed poet and professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University, will conduct a workshop and present a reading at Hamilton. Hayes is the spring 2012 writer-in-residence. The workshop, Reading to Write, will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 25., at 4 p.m., in the Days-Massolo Center, and the reading is Thursday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m., in the Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center. Spaces are limited for the workshop.
Hayes is the author of Lighthead, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry; Wind in a Box; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Muscular Music, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.
Hayes’ work has been featured on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and in the literary journals Poetry and The New Yorker. Hayes has been honored with a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, three Best American Poetry selections, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Guggenheim Foundation.
The events are co-sponsored by the Dean of Faculty Speaker Fund and the Days-Massolo Center, hosted by the English and Creative Writing Department, and are free and open to the public.