Terrance Hayes + Mary Karr | American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

Poets Terrance Hayes and Mary Karr celebrate the launch of Terrance Hayes' newest collection, “American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin.”

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books are “Wind In a Box,” “Hip Logic,” and “Muscular Music.” His honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship. “How To Be Drawn,” his most recent collection of poems, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and received the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry.

Mary Karr is a poet, essayist and memoirist. She rose to fame with the publication of her bestselling memoir "The Liars' Club." She is the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University. Her latest book is "Tropic of Squalor: Poems," out in May from Harper.