Books Lighthead by Terrance Hayes Paperback, 95 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $18 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleLightheadAuthorTerrance Hayes Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A fourth collection by the author of Wind in a Box investigates through verse how humans construct experience and combines the loftiness of dreams and the reality of everyday life into poetry that is both dark and buoyant. Original. Genres: Poetry Awards and Recognition National Book Award (2010) Also by Terrance Hayes Wind in a Box How to Be Drawn Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Lighthead "I became a poet in Pittsburgh," says, poet and University of Pittsburgh professor Terrance Hayes, pictured above at his home. Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Poetry MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes: Poems Are Music, Language Our Instrument September 17, 2014 Hayes, a professor of writing at the University of Pittsburgh, was recognized for "reflecting on race, gender, and family in works that seamlessly encompass both the historical and the personal." MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes: Poems Are Music, Language Our Instrument Listen · 5:22 5:22 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/349272690/349329518" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Aaron Meshon hide caption toggle caption Best Books Of 2010 Word Power: The Year's Best Poetry December 23, 2010 Poet and critic Meghan O'Rourke selects her favorite poetry collections of the year, celebrating the "acrobatic glee" of lyrical language.