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Poets Hayes, Phillips to read, Oct. 17

Poets Terrance Hayes and Carl Phillips will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Hayes is the author of "Wind in a Box"; "Hip Logic," which was published through the prestigious National Poetry Series; and "Muscular Music," which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award administered by Claremont Graduate University. A professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University, Hayes has received numerous awards for his work, including the Whiting Writers Award and the Pushcart Prize.

Phillips has written seven collections of poetry, including "Cortege" and "The Rest of Love: Poems," which were named finalists for the National Book Award. He also has published a translation of Sophocles' "Philoctetes" and a book of essays, "Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry." Phillips' many honors include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award from Claremont Graduate University, two Pushcart Prizes and the Academy of American Poets Prize. He is a professor of English and of African and African American studies at Washington University.

The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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