Terrance Hayes


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in Columbia, SC, The United States
November 18, 1971

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Terrance Hayes is the author of six poetry collections, including American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, How to Be Drawn, and Lighthead, which won the National Book Award. He is a MacArthur Fellow and teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.

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American Sonnets for My Pas...

4.29 avg rating — 2,196 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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Lighthead

4.11 avg rating — 1,686 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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How to Be Drawn

4.17 avg rating — 881 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Wind in a Box

4.24 avg rating — 751 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Hip Logic

4.21 avg rating — 435 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Muscular Music

4.23 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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The Best American Poetry 2014

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To Float in the Space Betwe...

4.44 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2018
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Small Blows Against Encroac...

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Who are the Tribes

4.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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“I am carrying the whimper
you can hear when the mouth is collapsed, the wisdom
of monkeys. Ask a glass of water why it pities
the rain. Ask the lunatic yard dog why it tolerates the leash.
Brothers and sisters, when you spend your nights
out on a limb, there’s a chance you’ll fall in your sleep.”
Terrance Hayes, Lighthead

“Trouble is one of the ways we discover the complexities Of the soul.”
Terrance Hayes, How to Be Drawn

“Look, the world is everywhere: satellites, end tables, the pink and white poinsettias outside the church; reunions and degrees. All those radiant asterisks . . . Soon it will all make sense.”
Terrance Hayes, Wind in a Box

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