On February 17, poet, Terrance Hayes, will read. Terrance Hayes was born in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1971. He received a B.A. from Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina, and an M.F.A. from the University of Pittsburgh writing program. He is the author of Lighthead (Penguin, 2010), which has been short-listed for the 2010 National Book Award; Wind in the Box (2006); Hip Logic (2002), which won the 2001 Poetry Series and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Muscular Music (1999), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has been a recipient of many honors and awards, including a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, three Best American Poetry selections, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is a professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family.
All readings are free and are followed by a reception and book signing. For more information about the Literary Festival and to view the full schedule of events, visit Villanova Literary Festival.