Solstice MFA Writer-in-Residence Terrance Hayes Wins National Book Award

Pine Manor College is pleased to announce that Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program founding faculty member and current writer-in-residence Terrance Hayes won the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry for his collection Lighthead. The announcement was made on November 17 at the annual Awards ceremony in Manhattan.

Terrance HayesTerrance Hayes is the author of three previous poetry collections: Hip Logic, a National Poetry Series selection and finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; Muscular Music, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; and Wind in a Box. He has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including a Whiting Writers Award, two Pushcart Prizes, four Best American Poetry selections, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is a professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family.