Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes is the author of several collections of poetry. He is a professor at NYU.

Summer 2023

Comfort Food

By Terrance Hayes

The hypogeal bud of the lentil blossoms underground like food for the dead. For millennia lentils have fulfilled the appetites of farmers near famine & kings fattened on feasts. Lentils […]

Summer 2004

Wind in a Box

By Terrance Hayes

This ink. This name. This blood. This blunder. This blood. This loss. This lonesome. Wind. This canyon. This / twin / swiftly / paddling / shadow blooming an inch above […]

Summer 2004

The Whale

By Terrance Hayes

For P. Just like that your father’s dead, Half of all the footsteps you’ve made In your lifetime swept away by the tide Gnawing the shore, the bits of shells […]