LITERARY LEGACIES Wednesday, Feb 5, 6:30pm Queens, NY – Free

Wednesday, Feb 5, 6:30pm

Queens, NY

Lynn Emanuel & Terrance Hayes

Literary Legacies explores issues of influence among noteworthy contemporary poets. This latest installment of the series pairs former teacher and student, Lynn Emanuel and Terrance Hayes, to read from their work and discuss their cross-generational conversation. Moderated by Queens College MFA alumna Zakia Henderson-Brown.

Lynn Emanuel is the author of Noose and Hook(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), Then, Suddenly—(1999), The Dig (1992), and Hotel Fiesta (1984). She has received the Eric Matthieu King Award from the Academy of American Poets and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Terrance Hayes is the author of Wind in a Box (Penguin 2006), Hip Logic (Penguin 2002), Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999) and Lighthead (2010). Among his awards and honors are the National Book Award in 2010, a Whiting Writers Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He is a Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

Co-sponsored by Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

Admission is free.

Queens College
Godwin Ternbach Museum
Klapper Hall


Lynn Emanuel
& Terrance Hayes