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POETRY READING AT THE MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM
An evening of poetry with Terrance Hayes, Jim Daniels and Jeff Thomson
Thursday, April 6, 2006, 7:30 PM
Guided Museum Tour at 6 PM.
Museum Shop and COCA cafe open until 9 PM.
Reservations suggested: 412-231-3169 or education@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Free with Museum Admission.
Celebrate National Poetry Month and join us for a special evening of
readings featuring acclaimed poets Terrance Hayes, Jim Daniels and Jeff
Thomson. Working in collaboration with Mattress Factory Artist in Residence
Dennis Marsico, all three poets contributed
original work in conjunction with Marsico's installation, Passion or
Politics, now on view as part of the museum's
Messages & Communications exhibition. Artist Dennis Marsico will be
available to discuss his installation and collaborative
process with museum visitors during the 6 PM Museum Tour.
Terrance Hayes is the author of Hip Logic, which was a National Poetry
Series selection, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and
runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets.
His first book, Muscular Music, garnered a Whiting Writers Award and the
Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He received a National Endowment for the Arts
fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a 2005 Best American Poetry selection for
work featured in Wind in a Box, his collection forthcoming from Penguin in
the spring of 2006. An Associate Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon
University, he lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife, poet Yona
Harvey, and their children, Ua and Aaron. To learn more about Terrance
Hayes, please visit: http://english.cmu.edu/people/faculty/faculty.html.
In 2005, Jim Daniels wrote and produced the independent film ³Dumpster,² and
Street, a book of his poems accompanying the photographs of Charlee Brodsky,
was published by Bottom Dog Press. He is the author of eight other books of
poems, including Show and Tell: New and Selected Poems, published by the
University of Wisconsin Press in 2003, which was a finalist for the Paterson
Poetry Prize. His eighth chapbook, Digger's Blues, was published by Adastra
Press in 2002. His second book of short stories, Detroit Tales, was
published by Michigan State University Press in 2003 and received a bronze
medal in short fiction in the ForeWord Book of the Year awards. In addition,
he has edited or co-edited four anthologies of poetry, including Letters to
America: Contemporary American Poetry on Race, and American Poetry: The Next
Generation. He also wrote the screenplay for "No Pets," a 1994 independent
feature film, and "Heart of Hearts," his one-act play, was produced at the
13th Street Repertory Theater in New York in 1998. He has received two
fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and two from the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His poems have appeared in the Pushcart
Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. He is the Thomas Stockman Baker
Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, where he directs the
Creative Writing Program. At Carnegie Mellon, he has received the Ryan Award
for Excellence in Teaching and the Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Teaching
and Educational Service. Daniels is Thomas Stockham Baker Professor of
English and Director of the Creative Writing Department at Carnegie Mellon
University. To learn more about Jim Daniels, please visit:
Jeffrey Thomson¹s second collection of poems, The Country of Lost Sons,
inaugurated a new poetry series from Parlor Press at Purdue University in
February 2004. His third book of poems, Renovation, will be part of the
Carnegie Mellon University Press poetry series in 2005. His first book, The
Halo Brace, was brought out in a limited edition letterpress version from
Birch Brook Press in 1998. His most recent book is an artist¹s book/short
poem sequence called Blind Desire published by Dionysus Press. Printed in a
limited edition in English and Braille and featuring the photographs of
Dennis Marsico, Blind Desire is part of a trilogy of books published for the
left-perimeter of the exhibit Messages and Communications at the Mattress
Factory Museum in Pittsburgh. Other poems of his have been awarded a 2005
Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and
won the Masters Poetry Contest and the Academy of American Poets Prize on
three occasions. He has also been awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship
from the Sewanee Writers Conference and a Writers @ Work fellowship for his
poetry. He received his PhD in Creative Writing from the University of
Missouri in 1996 and in an assistant professor of creative writing at the
University of Maine Farmington. To learn more about Jeffrey Thomson, please
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