Muscular Music by Terrance HayesMuscular Music by Terrance Hayes

Muscular Music

byTerrance Hayes

Paperback | October 18, 2006

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Originally published by Tia Chucha Press in 1999, Muscular Music, the debut collection of Terrance Hayes, won a Whiting Writers award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and received favorable reviews in the Washington Post Book World, Black Issues Book Review, The Poetry Book Club Review, and in several literary journals. Hayes’ second book, Hip Logic (Penguin 2002), was a National Poetry Series Open Competition Winner, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. His third book, Wind in a Box, was published by Penguin in 2006.
TERRANCE HAYES is the recent recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Hayes currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family, and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Carnegie Mellon University.
Title:Muscular MusicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.25 × 5.5 × 0.22 inPublished:October 18, 2006Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887484387

ISBN - 13:9780887484384

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Table of Contents

At Pegasus

What I Am
Morning Poem
Derrick Poem (The Lost World)
Buy One, Get One
I Want to Be Fat
How You Beens

Ballad of Bullethead
Yummy Suite: Blues, Blues for Shavon, From Reen, Janie Fields, Micaiah, Local Grocer, Little Ron, Derrick & Cragg

Jump School
Something for Marvin
Goliath Poem
Noir: Orpheus
Some Luminous Distress

Lady Sings the Blues
Poet Dying at the Window
Mr. Mouse Plays the Blues
Woman Walking on the Road
When the Neighbors Fight


Editorial Reviews

"Terrance Hayes is one elegant poet. First you’llmarvel at his skill, his near-perfect pitch, hisdisarming humor, his brilliant turns of phrase. Thenyou’ll notice the grace, the tenderness, the unblinkingtruth-telling just beneath his lines, the open andgenerous way he takes in our world." - Cornelius Eady