How to Proceed - with Terrance Hayes

27. august 2020

How to Proceed – with Terrance Hayes

A new episode in our podcast with Linn Ullmann

In this episode, Linn Ullmann talks to the American poet Terrance Hayes about poetry in the time of pandemics and Trump, about intimacy and vulnerability, about his obsession with time, form and order, and about poetry as both weapon and refuge.

Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarsønn Langhoff.

The signal between Oslo and New York is unfortunately somewhat suboptimal – something we experience from time to time in this zoom era. We hope you can hear past this, and enjoy Terrance Hayes’s thoughtful reflections and beautiful readings!

Listen to the episode here:

You can read more about Terrance Hayes and his publications here, and about Linn Ullmann and her publications here.


BONUS: Listen to Hayes’ reading of his poem “Arbor for Butch” right here:


Want more? In the episode, Linn Ullmann and Terrance Hayes talks about:

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

Flannery O’Connor

Langston Hughes

T. S. Eliot

Ted Berrigan

John Berryman

Wanda Coleman

Alice Munro

Native Guard, Natasha Trethewey

Etheridge Knight

Lucian Freud

Lucille Clifton

Larry Lewis

Sylvia Plath

Biggie Smalls

Tupac Shakur

Hart Crane

Edgar Allan Poe

Cave Canem

Toi Derricotte

Tyehimba Jess

Gregory Pardlo

Tracy K. Smith

Joyce Carol Oates