Presented by the Hall Center for the Humanities
Poet Terrance Hayes will deliver an annotated poetry reading and discussion of his newest work, How to Be Drawn (Penguin 2015), considering themes of popular culture, race, music, and masculinity. Hayes is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. His previous collection, Lighthead (Penguin 2010), was winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Hurston-Wright award. Hayes’ other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a profile in The New York Times Magazine. His first book, Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999) won both a Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His second book, Hip Logic (Penguin 2002), was a National Poetry Series selection and a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Wind In a Box (Penguin 2006), a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award finalist, was named one of the best books of 2006 by Publishers Weekly.
Humanities Lecture Series 2016–2017
This series is co-sponsored by Kansas Public Radio. Partial funding for the Humanities Lecture Series is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ 2000 Challenge Grant. All events are free and open to the public. More information about each speaker is available on our online events calendar at www.hallcenter.ku.edu.