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National Book Festival

The 2010 National Book Award for poetry went to Terrance Hayes for his collection "Lighthead" (Pengiun). Before that his "Wind in a Box" was named one of the Best 100 Books of 2006 by Publishers Weekly. Hayes is also a recipient of the Pushcart Prize and National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships. His work has appeared three times in Best American Poetry. Hayes is a professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Terrance Hayes

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