Terrance Hayes

Fellow: Awarded 2009

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/hss/english/people/faculty/bios/terrance-hayes.html

Terrance Hayes’ most recent of three poetry collections is Wind in a Box. His honors include a Whiting Writers Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a National Poetry Series award, a Pushcart Prize, three Best American Poetry selections, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His poems have appeared in a range of journals, including The New Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and Poetry. He is a Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family. With the support of his Guggenheim Fellowship he intends to complete a new collection of poetry.


Photograph by Yona Harvey.


American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2016
National Book, Poetry, 2010