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by Terrance Hayes

Paperback, 95 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $18 |


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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.


Awards and Recognition

National Book Award (2010)

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"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

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Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes: Poems Are Music, Language Our Instrument

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