Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes

American Sonnets

Autumn Series/
Thu 18 October 2018

Terrance Hayes

American Sonnets

Terrance Hayes
Thu 18 October 2018,

Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award winning author of Lighthead and one of America’s most acclaimed poets, discusses his work and his new poetry collection American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin. Written during the first 200 days of the Trump presidency, the poems are haunted by the country’s past and future eras and errors, its dreams and its nightmares.

Through touching domestic visions, stories of love, loss and creation, tributes to the fallen and blistering denunciations of the enemies of the good, the collection builds a living picture of the whole self, and the whole human, even as it opens to the view the dividing lines of race, gender and political oppression which define the early twenty-first century.

Image credit: Kathy Ryan

 

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