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Mar 28, 2006
| ISBN 9780143036869
Mar 28, 2006
| ISBN 9781440626982
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Mar 28, 2006 | ISBN 9780143036869
Mar 28, 2006 | ISBN 9781440626982
The third collection of poetry from the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book AwardWatch for the new collection of poetry from Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, coming in June of 2018 Terrance Hayes is an elegant and adventurous writer with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and brilliant turns of phrase. He is very much interested in what it means to be an artist and a black man. In his first collection, Muscular Music, he took the reader through a living library of cultural icons, from Shaft and Fat Albert to John Coltrane and Miles Davis. His second collection, Hip Logic, continued these explorations of popular culture, fatherhood, cultural heritage, and loss. Wind in a Box, Hayes’s resonant new collection, continues his interest in how traditions (of poetry and culture alike) can be simultaneously upended and embraced. The struggle for freedom (the wind) within containment (the box) is the unifying motif as Hayes explores how identity is shaped by race, heritage, and spirituality. This new book displays not only what the Los Angeles Times calls the range of a “bold virtuoso,” but also the imaginative fervor of a poet in love with poetry.
TERRANCE HAYES is the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award; Wind in a Box; Hip Logic; and Muscular Music, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. In 2014 he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at the… More about Terrance Hayes
“Both Hayes’s idioms and his interests show a marvelous range and flexibility . . . it seems at times as if he can assimilate anything into his poems.” – The Georgia Review “A distinctively American voice to take on the new complexities of race and the old hardships incumbent in being human. Hayes will disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.” – Mary Karr
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