Oct. 8th LITERARY LEGACIES: Lynn Emanuel & Terrance Hayes

Wednesday, October 8th @ 6:30PM
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
Klapper Hall, 4th Floor

The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation Program proudly presents Literary Legacies with Lynn Emanuel & Terrance Hayes, in partnership with The Poetry Society of America.

Literary Legacies explores issues of influence among noteworthy contemporary poets. This latest installment of the series pairs former teacher and student, Lynn Emanuel and Terrance Hayes, to read from their work and discuss their ongoing cross-generational conversation. Moderated by Queens College MFA alumna Zakia Henderson-Brown.

This reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a Q&A moderated by QC alum Zakia Henderson-Brown, and a book signing.

Lynn Emanuel is the author of Noose and Hook (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), Then, Suddenly- (1999), The Dig (1992), and Hotel Fiesta (1984). She has received the Eric Matthieu King Award from the Academy of American Poets and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award; Wind in a Box; Hip Logic; and Muscular Music, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. How To Be Drawn, his fifth book of poems, is forthcoming in April, 2015. He teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.