Skip to News / Media site navigationSkip to main content

Readings at Ramapo Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Poet Terrance Hayes

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 26, 2012

(Mahwah, NJ) – The Readings at Ramapo Visiting Writers Series will feature acclaimed poet Terrance Hayes, recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry, on Tuesday February 14, 2012.  Hayes will participate in a Q&A session from 4-5 p.m., followed by a reading of his poetry from 7-8 p.m.  Both events will be held in the Trustees Pavilion.

According to the Blue Flower Arts Literary Agency, Hayes is a recipient of numerous honors and awards, such as the Pushcart Prize and fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Guggenheim Foundation.  Hayes presents the reader with engaging and innovative poetic voice.

His style is perhaps best described by poet Cornelius Eady: “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.”

Hayes’ most recent publication, Lighthead has been awarded the National Book Award for Poetry, being described as “dazzling mixture of wisdom and lyric innovation.”

For more information about The Readings at Ramapo Visiting Writers Series or Terrance Hayes’ reading, please contact Professor of English James Hoch via email at


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


Press Release Archives

| 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 |