African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Poetry Readings: Terrance Hayes & Major Jackson

Posted in Events by beineckepoetry on January 23, 2007

Terrance Hayes Major Jackson

Please join us for poetry readings by Terrance Hayes and Major Jackson on Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 4pm. This event is co-sponsored by the African American Studies Department. A reception will follow; this event is free and open to the public. For additional information about the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series please visit For additional information about poetry at the Beinecke Library visit:

Terrance Hayes is the author of Hip Logic, Muscular Music, and most recently, Wind in a Box. He has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a National Poetry Series award, a Pushcart Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Major Jackson is the author of two collections of poetry, Hoops and Leaving Saturn, winner of the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Major Jackson is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Vermont and a faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars.

For more information about and examples of Terrance Hayes’s and Major Jackson’s work visit:

Terrance Hayes

Major Jackson