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  • Review: Take 2: Terrance Hayes

    October 29, 2018

    Centre for New Writing student David Adamson finds Terrance Hayes’ event important and timely. “something happened / In Chicago & Cleveland & Baltimore & happens / Almost everywhere in this country every day” -Probably twilight makes blackness dangerous A few years ago the intended subject of these lines would perhaps have been slightly oblique, but […]

  • Review: Filigree and Terrance Hayes

    October 29, 2018

    Centre for New Writing student Thomas Lee finds different types of power in an evening of poetry. Dorothea Smartt steps onstage in the stark white Corinthian hatbox of the Manchester Central Library. The music of Johnny Nash and the O’Jays dies away, leaving only the faint strains of a violinist busking outside in St. Peter’s […]

  • Review: Terrance Hayes

    October 25, 2018

    Our Young Digital Reporter Ruth Jones is magnetised by Terrance Hayes’ political poetry. Stepping out of the cold October evening air and into the bustling Manchester Central Library would make anyone excited to hear such an innovative poet’s new collection. The room was packed with people of all ages, buzzing with conversation and the anticipation […]