The second Visiting Writers Series event of 2010 will take place Tuesday, March 9, when poet Terrance Hayes comes to Hope College. Hayes is a professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University and currently has three published collections of his poems. His most recent collection, Wind in Box, was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the best 100 books of 2006. Other collections include Hip Logic, which was a 2001 National Poetry Series selection, and Muscular Music, recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. A fourth collection, Lighthead, is scheduled for release later this year. He has also been published multiple times in various journals, including the Antioch Review, the New Yorker, and American Poetry Review.
Hayes will give a poetry reading at 7:00 p.m. in the Knickerbocker on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:20, Hayes will teach a free master class called “The Craft of Feeling” in Fried-Hemenway Auditorium in the Martha Miller Center.
— Bethany Stripp, Library Student Blogger