Drawing on insights from their most recent publications, the two writers examine the dividing lines of race, gender and political oppression, the history of the American Dream and the language that shapes the nation.
Terrance Hayes' most recent collection, American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin, presents visions of America ranging from touching domestic portraits to blistering denunciations.
He is poetry editor at New York Times Magazine. His books include Lighthead, Wind In a Box, Hip Logic and Muscular Music.
Sarah Churchwell's new book, Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, charts the tension between economic prosperity and social justice that exists in the American Dream, to the dark and nativist forces that underpin 'America First'.
She is the author of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and The Invention of The Great Gatsby and The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe.