The 58th Wallace Stevens Poetry Program with Terrance Hayes


Wednesday March 27, 2024 /  Konover Auditorium of the Dodd Center, 405 Babbidge Road, UConn Storrs Campus /  reception 6 pm,  reading 7 pm

Free and open to the public

 MacArthur “Genius” and National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will visit UConn on Wednesday March 27 as the 58th Wallace Stevens Poet. One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, Hayes is the author of seven poetry collections, including American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin, a finalist for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and T.S, Eliot Prize; Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; and Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series. His prose collection, To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. Hayes has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and Whiting Foundation, and is a professor of English at New York University.

Hayes’s visit is organized by the Wallace Stevens Poetry Program Committee in UConn’s Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Funding is provided by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the UConn Humanities Institute, UConn’s African American Cultural Center, the English Department Speaker’s Fund, the Irish Studies Speaker’s Fund, and private individuals who donated generously through the 2023 UConn Gives Campaign.

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