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Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. Hayes served as the 2017-2018 poetry editor for New York Times Magazine. He was guest editor of "The Best American Poetry 2014," the preeminent annual anthology of contemporary American poetry. His poems have appeared in ten editions of the series. His first book, "Muscular Music," won a Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His second book, "Hip Logic," was a National Poetry Series selection and a finalist for both the Los Angeles Time Book Award and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. "Wind In a Box," a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award finalist, was named one of the best books of 2006 by Publishers Weekly. "How to Be Drawn" received the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry. "Lighthead," was winner of the 2010 National Book Award. His most recent manuscripts are "American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin," and "To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight."