Poet, essayist Terrance Hayes receives Hall-Waters Prize

Hayes received the Hall-Waters Prize during a luncheon on Friday the University's International Arts Center.

Hayes received the Hall-Waters Prize during a luncheon on Friday the University's International Arts Center.

Terrance Hayes, described as one of the most decorated living American poets, received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize for Excellence in Southern Writing on Friday.

Hayes, a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award recipient and a National Book Award winner, read from his works and answered questions from students on Friday morning before receiving the award during…

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Poet Terrance Hayes to receive Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize on April 28

Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will read selections of his work at an April 28 event in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on the Troy Campus.

Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will read selections of his work at an April 28 event in the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on the Troy Campus.

Renowned poet Terrance Hayes, a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award recipient and a National Book Award winner, will receive the Hall-Waters Prize from Troy University on April 28.

Hayes, who is currently professor of English at New York University, will present selections from his forthcoming collection, So to Speak (July 2023), and his award-winning 2018…

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Richmond receives Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize

From left to right are Walter Givhan, honoree Michelle Richmond, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gregg Swem and Dr. Kirk Curnutt.

From left to right are Walter Givhan, honoree Michelle Richmond, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gregg Swem and Dr. Kirk Curnutt.

Renowned author and Mobile, Ala. native Michelle Richmond received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize during a luncheon on Thursday at the Troy Campus.

Richmond spent the morning speaking with students about the evolution of her career from publishing collections of her short stories to writing best-selling novels. During the morning session, Richmond was interviewed by a…

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Novelist Michelle Richmond to receive Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize on April 14

Michelle Richmond will discuss the evolution of her career as a best-selling author at 9:30 a.m. on April 14 at the Troy Campus.

Michelle Richmond will discuss the evolution of her career as a best-selling author at 9:30 a.m. on April 14 at the Troy Campus.

Renowned author Michelle Richmond, a Mobile, Ala. native whose recent novel The Wonder Test has been hailed as a “gripping thriller” and witty satire of “high-stakes education,” will receive Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize on April 14.

Richmond will discuss the evolution of her career from her debut short-story collection, The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress…

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