The Library Foundation and Texas Book Festival continue the author series In Conversation, with MacArthur Foundation Fellow Terrance Hayes and Griffin Poetry Prize winner Roger Reeves.
In Conversation pairs writers for intimate, unmoderated discussions of their work. Both Hayes and Reeves have new essay collections.
Canonized, overlooked, and forgotten African American poets star in Hayes’s “Watch Your Language”(Penguin, 2023), a fascinating collection of graphic reviews and illustrated micro-essays addressing the last century of American poetry. And in his debut work of nonfiction, “Dark Days: Fugitive Essays” (Graywolf, 2023), the Austin-based Reeves finds new meaning in silence, protest, freedom, and ecstasy.
The authors will sign books following the program. Books will be available for purchase thanks to Black Pearl Books