Terrance Hayes, a professor of English and distinguished American poet, will speak as part of both the diversity series and the Franklin College Creative Writing Reading Series. Hayes is the author of the poetry collections Lighthead, which received the 2010 National Book Award for Poetry; How to Be Drawn, which was long-listed for the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry; and most recently American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins, nominated for the 2018 National Book Award for Poetry. He is also the author of the recent short-story collection To Float in the Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight.
The lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Branigin Room, on the second floor of the Napolitan Student Center.
This project received support from a Humanities Initiative Grant.