November 25, 2022

Poet and educator Tyree Daye to give lecture and poetry reading at ETSU | New


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Poet and educator Tyree Daye will visit East Tennessee State University on Wednesday, September 8 for a lecture and poetry reading.

Daye’s appearance at ETSU is the inaugural event in the Black American Writers series presented by the university’s Black American Studies Program, with additional support provided by the Bert C. Bach Written Word Initiative and the Department of literature and language.

Her talk, “Nina Simone and Tone,” will begin at 2 pm in The Cave at the DP Culp Student Center. Later, at 7 p.m. in the Martha Street Culp auditorium of the Culp Center, Daye will give a poetry reading from her 2020 book, “Cardinal,” published by Copper Canyon Press. Both are free and open to the public.

Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina, and an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In addition to “Cardinal,” he is the author of “River Hymns,” published by the American Poetry Review, and winner of the 2017 APR Honickman First Book Prize.

Daye is a member of the Cave Canem Foundation, an organization that houses the voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. He won the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship, was the 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writer in Residence at the University of California-Santa Barbara, and was a 2019 Kate Tufts finalist. He was recently awarded a Whiting Writers Award 2019.

For more information, contact Dr. Daryl Carter, Director of American Black Studies at ETSU, at 423-439-7429 or [email protected] For disabled accommodations, call the ETSU Disability Services Office at 423-439-8346.

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