This series is presented with support from the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and the Africana Studies Department.
This spring, the UA Poetry Center features Terrance Hayes, Kimiko Hahn, Khadijah Queen, and Adrian Matejka in a series called “Spectacular Poetics, or the Poetry of Spectacle.” Each of these four world-class poets will address overlaps, contradictions, and confluences between poetry & spectacle. These presentations, part reading and part craft talk, will take place at the Poetry Center on four Thursdays in February.
Terrance Hayes is the author of How to Be Drawn; Lighthead, which won the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. He is a recent recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Award, and a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania.