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The Moe Green Poetry Poetry Discussion hosted Rafael F J Alvarado & Brett-Candace

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Join Rafael & Brett-Candace as they Talk to Terrance Hayes bout his new Lighthead Terrance Hayes was born in Columbia, South Carolina on November 18, 1971. Raised by his parents, James and Ethel (Seabrook) Hayes, Terrance became a well-rounded athlete and scholar. In high school, Hayes was an accomplished athlete as well as a creative writer and artist. His accomplishments on and off the basketball court paved the way for his acceptance into college and Hayes eventually earned a scholarship allowing him to attend Coker College. Hayes continued to do well in college, and his athletic and academic achievements earned him Academic All-American distinction. During his senior year, one of Hayes’ professors turned his attention to poetry and Hayes knew he wanted to write poetry for the rest of his life. Majoring in English with a minor in Fine Arts, Terrance received his B.A. at Coker College in 1994. Three years later, in 1997, Terrance’s love life prospered along with his education. He married poet Yona Harvey and the couple eventually had two children, Ua and Aaron. Hayes went on to earn his M.F.A. from the University of Pittsburgh that same year and decided to put his teaching, writing, and artistic skills to the test.