Tyree Daye

Tyree Daye was raised in Youngsville, North Carolina. He is the authorof the poetry collections a little bump in the earth (forthcoming fromCopper Canyon Press, 2024), Cardinal (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), andRiver Hymns (American Poetry Review, 2017), winner of theAPR/Honickman First Book Prize. A Cave Canem fellow and a Palm BeachPoetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellow, […]

Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes is author of seven poetry collections: So to Speak; American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin, a finalist for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and TS Eliot Prize; How to Be Drawn; Lighthead, winner of a National Book Award; Muscular Music, recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; […]

Nikky Finney

NIKKY FINNEY is the author of On Wings Made of Gauze; Rice; The World Is Round; and Head Off & Split, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2011. Her new collection of poems, Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry, was released in 2020. Finney is Carolina Distinguished Professor at USC in Columbia […]

Dasan Ahanu

Dasan Ahanu is a North Carolina-based cultural organizer, artist, and scholar, and the Piedmont Poetry Laureate, and former Harvard fellow. He serves as the coach of the Jambalaya Soul Slam team in Durham, NC, and artist in residence at the Hayti Heritage Center. In conjunction with creative arts, his academic work focuses on critical writing, […]