Sunday, September 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Katonah Poetry Series looks forward to hosting MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes for a poetry reading on September 24, 2017. This year he was elected to be a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and also became the poetry editor of the New York Times Magazine. Hayes has also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of five collections including How To Be Drawn (Penguin, 2015), a 2015 National Book Award finalist; Lighthead (Penguin, 2010), which won the National Book Award; Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006); Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002); and Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999), which won the Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Hayes has also served as guest editor of The Best American Poetry of 2014 and has won two Pushcart Prizes.
Hayes poems are stylistically and formally eclectic and inventive, and are deeply informed by Hayes’ background in art and music. His subjects frequently touch on identity, race, and gender. Elizabeth Alexander says of him, “not only does he make utterly original and inventive poems, but he also inspires other poets — like myself — to feel similarly liberated in our own art-making.”
Born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1971, Hayes studied painting and English at Coker College where he was an Academic All-American on the men’s basketball team. After earning an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, Hayes taught in Ohio, Louisiana and Japan before returning to Pittsburgh to teach, first at Carnegie Mellon and, since 2013, at the University of Pittsburgh.
The reading will take place in the downstairs Garden Room of the Katonah Village Library. Tickets sold only at the door. Doors open at 3:30pm for ticket sales and open seating. This event is likely to sell out, so please plan to arrive early!
Event Location and Ticket Information
Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road
Katonah, New York 10536
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm