Poet Terrance Hayes to Visit Denison
Posted: January 23, 2008 / Last Updated: January 28, 2008
“This ink. This name. This blood. This blunder.” So begins “Wind In a Box,” a poem by Terrance Hayes, a Beck visiting writer speaking at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). National Poetry Series winner Hayes will be reading poetry from his new book as well as his previous books. The reading is free and open to the public.
Hayes notes, “If my poetry is a reflection of any particular ‘thing,’ I hope it reflects my receptiveness. Ultimately I’m interested in a Whitmanesque notion of poetry. A poetry open-armed and dangerous. A poetry that says as Whitman said: ‘Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.’ ” Hayes has won accolades and awards throughout his career including a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Poet Terrance Hayes reading at 4:30 p.m. on Weds., Feb 6, at the Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). Free and open to the public. For more information contact Anneliese Davis at 740-587-6207.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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