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A powerful, timely, dazzling collection of sonnets from one of America's most acclaimed poets, Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award winning author of Lighthead

In seventy poems bearing the same title, Terrance Hayes explores the meanings of American, of assassin, and of love in the sonnet form. Written during the first two hundred days of the Trump presidency, these poems are haunted by the country's past and future eras and errors, its dreams and nightmares. Inventive, compassionate, hilarious, melancholy, and bewildered--the wonders of this new collection are irreducible and stunning.



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Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes (terrancehayes.com) was born in South Carolina in 1971. His most recent book is How to Be Drawn (Penguin 2015) . Lighthead, his fourth poetry collection, won the 2010 National Book Award. His third collection, Wind in a Box (Penguin 2006) , was named one of the best 100 books of 2006 by Publishers Weekly. His other books of poetry are Muscular Music (1999) , which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Hip Logic (2002) , which won the National Poetry Series Open Competition. His honors include a Pushcart Prize, seven Best American Poetry selections, a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship. He is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh.



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