National Poetry Month Reading Series: An Evening with Terrance Hayes and Dawn Lundy Martin
These award-winning poets and artists, co-founders of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh, will present an evening of poetry and conversation.
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 T.S. 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.
Dawn Lundy Martin is a poet, essayist and conceptual video artist. She has published four books of poems: Good Stock Strange Blood; Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life, which won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry; Discipline; A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering; and three limited edition chapbooks. Most recently, she co-edited with Erica Hunt an anthology, Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing. Her nonfiction can be found in The New Yorker, Harper’s, n+1, and elsewhere. Martin is a professor of English in the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh and director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. She received the 2019 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.