This award was generously supported by Helen Zell. _
Poet Terrance Hayes has published four collections of his work. Hayes, who writes in a variety of styles and forms that include high and low cultural references, is interested in “the nuances of history and identity.” His poetry has won several awards, including a Whiting Writers Award for his first collection, Muscular Music (1999), a National Poetry Series Award for Hip Logic (2002), and the National Book Award for Poetry for Lighthead (2010). Hayes is Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.