Muscular Music

Overview

Originally published by Tia Chucha Press in 1999, Muscular Music, the debut collection of Terrance Hayes, won a Whiting Writers award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and received favorable reviews in the Washington Post Book World, Black Issues Book Review, The Poetry Book Club Review, and in several literary journals. Hayes’ second book, Hip Logic (Penguin 2002), was a National Poetry Series Open Competition Winner, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from...
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Overview

Originally published by Tia Chucha Press in 1999, Muscular Music, the debut collection of Terrance Hayes, won a Whiting Writers award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and received favorable reviews in the Washington Post Book World, Black Issues Book Review, The Poetry Book Club Review, and in several literary journals. Hayes’ second book, Hip Logic (Penguin 2002), was a National Poetry Series Open Competition Winner, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. His third book, Wind in a Box, was published by Penguin in 2006.
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What People Are Saying

Cornelius Eady
"Terrance Hayes is one elegant poet. First you’ll marvel at his skill, his near-perfect pitch, his disarming humor, his brilliant turns of phrase. Then you’ll notice the grace, the tenderness, the unblinking truth-telling just beneath his lines, the open and generous way he takes in our world."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887484384
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 10/18/2006
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 826,729
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

TERRANCE HAYES is the recent recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Hayes currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family, and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Table of Contents

At Pegasus

What I Am
Morning Poem
Shafro
Derrick Poem (The Lost World)
Salami
Pittsburgh
Buy One, Get One
I Want to Be Fat
How You Beens
Summer

Ballad of Bullethead
Yummy Suite: Blues, Blues for Shavon, From Reen, Janie Fields, Micaiah, Local Grocer, Little Ron, Derrick & Cragg

Jump School
Something for Marvin
Goliath Poem
Noir: Orpheus
Some Luminous Distress
Late
Tenderness

Blackbird
Lady Sings the Blues
Poet Dying at the Window
Mr. Mouse Plays the Blues
Hathaway
Woman Walking on the Road
When the Neighbors Fight
Midnight
Boxcar

Notes

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