Terrance Hayes


Terrance Hayes is the author of four collections: Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry (Penguin, 2010); Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006); Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002), which won the National Poetry Series; and Muscular Music (Carnegie Mellon University Press 2005, Tia Chucha Press, 1999), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has received many honors and awards for his poetry, including a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, two Best American Poetry selections, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He is a Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife, the poet Yona Harvey, and their family.

First posted: January 19, 2008

Last modified: April 18, 2016