Terrance Hayes is a professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pa., with his family. He was born in Columbia, S.C., and received a B.A. from Coker College and an M.F.A. from the University of Pittsburgh writing program.
He is the author of three books of poems: “Muscular Music” (1999); “Hip Logic” (2002, National Poetry Series winner); and “Wind in a Box” (2006).
Hayes is the recipient of many awards, including a Whiting Writers Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Best American Poetry selection, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
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