Tuesday, April 25, 2017

“American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin” by Terrance Hayes

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April 25, 2017

American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin

Terrance Hayes

About This Poem


"This is from a series of a hundred or so poems with the same title: 'American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin.' Each poem speaks for itself. Here, for example, technology kills me."
—Terrance Hayes


Terrance Hayes is the author of How to Be Drawn (Penguin Books, 2015). He is a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.


Photo credit: Yona Harvey


Poetry by Hayes


How to Be Drawn

(Penguin Books, 2015)

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