Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. African & African American Studies. In these works based on his Bagley Wright lectures on the poet Etheridge Knight, Terrance Hayes offers not quite a biography but a compilation "as speculative, motley, and adrift as Knight himself." Personal yet investigative, poetic yet scholarly, this multi-genre collection of writings and drawings enacts one poet's search for another and in doing so constellates a powerful vision of black literature and art in America.
Terrance Hayes is the author of American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, How to Be Drawn, which received a 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry, Lighthead, which won the 2010 National Book Award for poetry, and three other award- winning poetry collections. He is the poetry editor at the New York Times Magazine and also teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.Author City: PITTSBURGH, PA USA