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Annual Lecture Series 2021: Terrance Hayes

Wednesday 28 April 2021, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

The Poetry Society and University of Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing have teamed up to present a series of three online lectures in 2021, and are delighted to announce that the acclaimed US poet Terrance Hayes will give the second lecture of the series.

Terrance Hayes’s lecture, ‘Four Women: A Century of Black Women Poets’, will discuss poems by Black women poets from the last century, including Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Wanda Coleman and Patricia Smith. The lecture will include audio recordings, drawings, videos, anecdotes and reflection on the influence of the poets on Terrance’s own work.

The Poetry Society Annual Lecture given by Terrance Hayes is the second of a series of lectures in 2021 presented by The Poetry Society in association with University of Liverpool (as the Kenneth Allott lectures), and will be published in The Poetry Review. A further lecture in the series by m nourbeSe philip will also be published in a future issue of The Poetry ReviewClick here to view full details of m nourbeSe philip’s lecture.

About Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes is the author of six poetry collections: American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin, a finalist for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and TS Eliot Prize; How to Be Drawn; Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. 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.