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Terrance Hayes and Khaled Mattawa Awarded MacArthur Fellowships September 17, 2014: We woke up this morning to the wonderful news that two poets have been named MacArthur Fellows: Terrance Hayes and Khaled Mattawa. We turn to Jacket Copy for some of the details: This year’s [...] by

The Bagley Wright Lecture Series: A Conversation with Matthew Zapruder June 2, 2014: Matthew Zapruder and I went toe-to-toe at Oakland’s Boot and Shoe Service this weekend to talk about his newest collaboration with Wave Books Publisher and arts philanthropist, Charlie Wright: [...] by

Our Slaves: Meditations on the Traffic of Black Bodies in Print (Part 2 of 2) April 25, 2013: I want to think through these questions raised in my last post a bit differently than Saidiya Hartman and Toni Morrison. Their investigation tends to focus upon the playing in the dark archive of [...] by

Our Slaves: Meditations on the Traffic of Black Bodies in Print (Part 1 of 2) April 24, 2013: April 18, 2013 The Chicago River is swollen; and for the first time in over a century, they are allowing it to flow into Lake Michigan, the lake that provides the city’s drinking water. A [...] by

Speculating Darkly, or The Folk Surreal Future (3 of 3) April 17, 2013: [continued from part 1, and part 2] AND WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH MAKING POEMS OR ART? I’m sorry I just got distracted trying to figure out if Diddy, of “I created the remix” fame, was [...] by

Speculating Darkly, or The Folk Surreal Future (2 of 3) April 16, 2013: [continued from part 1] LADDER FOR BOOKER T. WASHINGTON This section header from Terrance Hayes’s “Arbor for Butch” reads as both dedication and a humorous, signifying/subverting of Booker [...] by

Speculating Darkly, or The Folk Surreal Future (1 of 3) April 15, 2013: It’s April in Chicago which means it feels like January in east Texas which means it’s still rather cold for a Southerner, which is the way I’ve come to think of myself though I was born and [...] by

“Poet,” the fashionable look for Spring 2011 March 17, 2011: (Photograph of Terrance Hayes by David Armstrong from the NYT style magazine) Could it really be? Or is it just that poetry (and poets) have become such curiosities in American culture that those [...] by

Terrance Hayes’ New “Americanist” Poetry Collection May 25, 2010: Elizabeth Hoover reviews Terrance Hayes’ fourth collection, “Lighthead” at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Terrance Hayes’ fourth collection of poetry is a celebration and [...] by