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Winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Poetry

Watch for the new collection of poetry from Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin , coming in June of 2018

In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air, his poems braid dream and reality into a poetry that is both dark and buoyant. Cultural icons as diverse as Fela Kuti, Harriet Tubman, and Wallace Stevens appear with meditations on desire and history. We see Hayes testing the line between story and song in a series of stunning poems inspired by the Pecha Kucha, a Japanese presenta­tion format. This innovative collection presents the light- headedness of a mind trying to pull against gravity and time. Fueled by an imagination that enlightens, delights, and ignites, Lighthead leaves us illuminated and scorched.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group (USA), 2010
ISBN: 9780143116967
Branch Call Number: 811.54 Hayes 3564
Characteristics: ix, 95 p. :,ill. --
Alternative Title: Light head


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as8429 Jan 29, 2015

Absolutely fantastic book, full of comic sadness and bittersweet laughs.

Sep 30, 2014

My eyes refused to appreciate or focus on the writing.

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