Guggenheim Public Engagement Poet-in-Residence


March 26, 2024    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue , New York, NY
$15 with discount

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This program will be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL).

Writer Terrance Hayes takes the Guggenheim stage to deliver an evening of poetry readings from his two newest books, So to Speak and Watch Your Language. Hayes will discuss how poetry and language can serve as powerful tools to process or challenge abstraction.


So to Speak and Watch Your Language are companion texts combining poetry, sketches, and illustrated essays to consider the influence and exchange among history, visual art, and the written word, not just in their creation, but also in their shared potential to help shape our sense of self and the world––a concept explored throughout the year as part of the Guggenheim’s annual Poet-in-Residence initiative. The program will include an introduction to and reading by the newly selected 2024 Poet-in-Residence, Meg Day.