Poetic Type

Terrance Hayes - American Sonnet For My Past and Future Assassin

from “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin” by Terrance Hayes

I chose Saul Bass as inspiration. The stern nature of the poem was hard to match with any of the artists featured in the magazine, and sometimes it appears that animating a text decreases its literary worth. Saul Bass’ signature style, however, has a critical and poetic quality to it that agrees visually to the excerpt from Terrance Hayes’ poem.