Yes, this was truly hanging out in New York.  Spring 2017 Interview




2016 National Book Awards  Cave Canem Literarian Award Presentation.



Phenomenal Listening from tony gannon on Vimeo.

Short video presented at BLEED, the 5-day residency of Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran at the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Presented in conjunction with a lecture by Radiclani Clytus. Shot by Gregg Conde.



A letter to Maya Angelou:





Snippet from a 2013 interview with Jorie Graham, Kwame Dawes and Terrance Hayes



Cocktails with Orpheus

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Cocktails with Orpheus Video

“Orpheus, that muse with the tunes so beautiful that he convinced Hades to release his serpent-bit wife from the underworld, knows a thing or two about loss. As he led his wife, Eurydice, back to the surface, he was forbidden to look back, which of course he did, casting her back to the nether zone forever with, essentially, a look that killed. “Orpheus says she did / not perish,” reports the narrator of Terrance Hayes’s poem “Cocktails With Orpheus.” Take it from Orpheus — he’s been to hell and back. They sit at a bar, in the dark, imagining worlds that could have been.

Hayes, who we dressed for the Men’s Issue, reads this poem from his National Book Award-winning collection, “Lighthead,” at the Mattress Factory gallery in Pittsburgh. Seen here in an elegantly photographed video by Pierce Jackson, Hayes sits surrounded by scorched boxes, reading to us about fire and liquid, light and ash.”  New York Times MATT MCCANN MARCH 18, 2011


The Life of A Poet

Poems with a question and answer session with  Washington Post Book World Editor, Ron Charles. 


Seattle Arts & Lectures


Terrance Hayes from Seattle Arts & Lectures on Vimeo.

A Question and Answer session with Poet Terrance Hayes in Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA.



92nd Street Y



“God Is An American”

P.O.P is an evolving conversation between and about poets.
Each poet answers an anonymous questions by leaving a new question for another poet.

Excerpts of P.O.P are taken from an ongoing documentary
about contemporary poetry and its evolving culture through a sequence of candid conversations concerning poetry, imagination, and poetic process in the context of human experience.

Directed and Produced by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
2011 All Rights Reserved.