Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes to read at UGA

Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes to read at UGA

Athens, Ga. – Nationally acclaimed poet Terrance Hayes will read from his work on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Cine BarCaféCinema 235 West Hancock Ave. in Athens. The event, sponsored by the University of Georgia creative writing program, is free and open to the public.

Hayes is the author of Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006), named one of the best 100 books of 2006 by Publishers Weekly, Hip Logic (2002), winner of the National Poetry Series Competition, and Muscular Music (1999), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Poems in Lighthead, his collection forthcoming from Penguin in 2010, have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poetry, and The New Yorker.

Cornelius Eady, poet and professor of English at Notre Dame, has said of Hayes’ work, “First you’ll marvel at his skill, his near-perfect pitch, his disarming humor, his brilliant turns of phrase. Then you’ll notice the grace, the tenderness, the unblinking truth-telling just beneath his lines, the open and generous way he takes in our world.”

The recipient of awards including a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, three Best American Poetry selections, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, Hayes is professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, Penn.

More information on creative writing at UGA is available at http://web.english.uga.edu/newsite/cwp/home.html.