Lamont Poet Terrance Hayes

On Wednesday February 16th, award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will give a reading in Assembly Hall as part of Phillips Exeter Academy’s 2021-2022 Lamont Poetry Series.  

Photo by Kathy Ryan

Terrance Hayes is the author of six poetry collections: American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin, a finalist for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and TS Eliot Prize; How to Be DrawnLighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. His prose collection, To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. Hayes has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and Whiting Foundation, and is a professor of English at New York University.

The reading will be held at 7:30pm in the Assembly Hall. A signing will immediately follow and books will be available for purchase. The event is open to members of the PEA Community.