English Department Special Event

Join the PCWS as they present a special talk for the English Department with Terrance Hayes.  Today, Monday, September 19th, Terrance Hayes will read from and talk about his book in progress To Float in the Space Between: Notes to a Future Biographer, a mixed genre study of the life and poetry of Etheridge Knight comprised of interviews, photographs, graphics, crime reports, prose vignettes, and lyric and critical essays. Hayes says about the book, “The subtitle (Notes to a Future Biographer) suggests both the challenges I encountered researching Knight as well as my strategies for framing/organizing the book. To create something a bit more cohesive than gumbo I used the structure Nabokov uses in Pale Fire (commentary and notes to numbered lines in “The Idea of Ancestry”) and the associative/slippery narrator of Sebald.“  The talk will begin at 2:00p.m. in 501 Cathedral of Learning.  Please note, this event is for University of Pittsburgh faculty and students only.