Sponsored by the Bullock Clark-Donnelly Fund for Visiting Writers
Terrance Hayes is the author of six books of poetry, including American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins (2018), a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry, and Hip Logic, winner of the National Poetry Series, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and Muscular Music, winner of both the Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has been a recipient of many other honors and awards, including a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Reading on October 15th at 5pm, Robinson Room of Miller Library
Ed Kenney Memorial Reading
Jaed Coffin is the author of two memoirs: Roughhouse Friday (FSG), a memoir about the year he won the middleweight title of a barroom boxing show in Juneau, Alaska, and A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants (Da Capo), which chronicles the summer he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother’s village in Thailand. Coffin’s essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times, Down East, Nautilus, and The Sun and he’s been a storyteller for the Moth Radio Hour and TEDxPortsmouth. He teaches creative writing at the University of New Hampshire.
Reading on November 13th at 5pm in Robinson Room of Miller Library