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Terrance Hayes's most recent collection, Lighthead, has been called "genuis at work" by Yousef Komunyakaa…
Terrance Hayes's most recent collection, Lighthead, has been called "genuis at work" by Yousef Komunyakaa. With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air, Hayes braids dream and reality into poetry that is both dark and bouyant. Here, he discusses three poems from Lighthead that depict the mind rendered lightheaded by gravity and time, the true self attempting to surface through the weight of culture and ancestry.
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We feature the work of early Renaissance poets
But Were Afraid to Ask
William Wordsworth finishes our celebration of romantic poetry.
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