Congratulations to Terrance Hayes, who has been named as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. Hayes’ poetry appears in HUIZACHE’s fourth issue.
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hayes says of the award, “I’m dumbfounded. I really don’t know what to do with it. I’m glad to have a little time to think about it. I enjoy teaching, so my first response is to not take time off from teaching because it is so connected to my writing process. I’m glad money doesn’t spoil. I’ll figure it out. I’d like to help my community and my fellow poets. This is so overwhelming I can’t say what will come of it. I hope to continue to grow as a writer and I’ll think about how to make that happen with this honor.”
For more information, see:
- NPR’s MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes: Poems Are Music, Language Our Instrument.
- MacArthur Foundation bio of Terrance Hayes.