Tyree Daye

Tyree Daye was raised in Youngsville, North Carolina. He is the author
of the poetry collections a little bump in the earth (forthcoming from
Copper Canyon Press, 2024), Cardinal (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), and
River Hymns (American Poetry Review, 2017), winner of the
APR/Honickman First Book Prize. A Cave Canem fellow and a Palm Beach
Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellow, Daye is the recipient of a
Whiting Writers Award, a Kate Tufts Award finalist, and a 2021
Paterson Prize finalist. He was the 2019 Diana and Simon Raab
Writer-In-Residence at the University of California, Santa Barbara,
and received an Amy Clampitt Residency. Daye is an Assistant Professor
at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In January 2023,
Daye served as Guest Editor of the Poem-a-Day series.

Workshop Description: Considering what Federico Fellini states,
“What’s important is the way we say it. Art is all about
craftsmanship. Others can interpret craftsmanship as style if they
wish. Style is what unites memory or recollection, ideology,
sentiment, nostalgia, presentiment, to the way we express all that.
It’s not what we say but how we say it that matters.” The following
workshop will focus on our imagistic obsession to consider new ways of
rendering them fresh on the page. Workshop participants will examine
various poets, read essays on poetic theories, and complete a series
of exercises that enable them to capture the particularities of their
obsessions. To write poems that belong to no one else but them.

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