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Muscular Music
Terrance Hayes

Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry

Carnegie Mellon
2006 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 x 9 1/4"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$16.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-438-4

A reissuing of Muscular Music, the debut poetry collection by Terrance Hayes.

Originally published by Tia Chucha Press in 1999, Muscular Music, the debut collection of Terrance Hayes, won a Whiting Writers award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and received favorable reviews in the Washington Post Book World, Black Issues Book Review, The Poetry Book Club Review, and in several literary journals. Hayes’ second book, Hip Logic (Penguin 2002), was a National Poetry Series Open Competition Winner, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. His third book, Wind in a Box, was published by Penguin in 2006.

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"Terrance Hayes is one elegant poet. First you’ll
marvel at his skill, his near-perfect pitch, his
disarming humor, his brilliant turns of phrase. Then
you’ll notice the grace, the tenderness, the unblinking
truth-telling just beneath his lines, the open and
generous way he takes in our world."—Cornelius Eady

TERRANCE HAYES is the recent recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Hayes currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family, and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

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