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Inclui os nomes: Terrence Hayes, Terrance Hayes

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Obras por Terrance Hayes

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Contribuidor — 1,508 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Contribuidor — 335 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (2006) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (2015) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Pittsburgh Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2022 (The Best American Poetry series) (2022) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
2011 Pushcart Prize XXXV: Best of the Small Presses (2010) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (2006) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers (2018) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2023 (The Best American Poetry series) (2023) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (2019) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Poetry Magazine Vol. 205 No. 3, December 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares


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Hayes is undoubtedly a skilled poet, arguably one of the US' best current living poets. Many of these poems flow with a naturalness and energetic wordplay that should be envied. His voice comes through as both artful and purposeful, and the rhythm in these poems speak of an intuition about language and its power that many poets will just never possess.

But where these poems fail me is how they often feel that they are retained in the same overly careful mental space, which gives the collection the feeling that there is an unused potency in these poems that is being kept caged and inert. Every time I read the title "American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin" it had this sense of being reset, of going back to a starting place, with a kind of anticipation of what would come next, which grew over the repetitions of that increasingly familiar refrain. I found that a bit exciting with its potential, but overall, as a collection, a feeling of slight inhibition come over me as I progressed through those "resets," as if Hayes was trying too hard to not have one poem be more engaging or stand out more than the one prior or following it. Hayes' powerful voice over the course of these poems became more like a museum guide who needs to maintain a steady pace through the museum, not letting the group linger too long at any one exhibit, and I'm not sure Hayes' gift for luscious wordplay and intense emotional response that invite the reader to engage his poetry more deeply is best served by that carefulness.… (mais)
CJdeBoix | 5 outras críticas | Oct 4, 2023 |
Quite good. I suffered most from my own ignorance. I'm not familiar enough with a lot of the references to really get the fullness of the work, and the ones I did get made me understand what I was missing. Good inspiration to explore more sources.
Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
A deeply moving and disturbing collection of poems from the perspective of post-2016 election. These poems examine race, America, manhood and the political climate after Trump’s inauguration.

I'm not gonna pretend that I *got* all the references. I'm not well-versed in poetry and find the genre very abstract. This was a collection that challenged me in a way that encouraged me to slow down and reflect. This was bleak at times but poignant and a wonderful collection with plenty of reread value.… (mais)
MC_Rolon | 5 outras críticas | Jun 15, 2022 |
Video review here: https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5xzyyQLuPA
chrisvia | 5 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2021 |



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