USC Fall Literary Festival: Terrance Hayes
The University of South Carolina’s Fall Literary Festival brings three major authors to campus for readings at the Ernest F. Hollings Library. Terrance Hayes, a native of Columbia, will read October 26 at 6 p.m. The author of five books of poetry, Hayes is one of the most original and compelling voices in American poetry. His work explores identity, race, experience, and spirituality. Lighthead, his fourth collection, was described as a “dazzling mixture of wisdom and lyric innovation” in its National Book Award in Poetry 2010 citation. Free. Richard Michelson and Lydia Millet will visit campus for readings October 31 and November 9, respectively.