What makes a poem move? What can one poem reveal to us? In this master class, we will explore Emily Dickinson's poetics and forms, as well as those of her contemporary counterparts. As in all of Terrance Hayes’ workshops, discussions will be rooted in “reading to write”—participants will write in response to the texts and then share that work.
ENGLISH, CREATIVE WRITING, ETC.
Terrance Hayes is the author, most recently, of So to Speak, a collection of poems, and Watch Your Language, a collection of essays. His other books include American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin and How to Be Drawn, both National Book Award finalists; Lightheaded, winner of the 2010 National Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Wind In a Box; Hip Logic, and Muscular Music. His honors include a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a United States Artists Zell Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. In 2016, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Poetry. He is a professor of creative writing at New York University.