Neither Rhyme Nor Reason Poetry Book Club: "River Hymns" by Tyree Daye
Neither Rhyme Nor Reason Poetry Book Club: River Hymns by Tyree Daye
Monday July 15, 7pm
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This month we are reading River Hymns by Tyree Daye.
Winner of the 2017 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, River Hymns invites the reader into the complex lineage of the values, contradictions, and secrets of a southern family. These poems reflect on the rich legacy of a young black man's ancestry: what to use, what to leave behind, and what haunts. And Tyree Daye can write the blues one moment and conjure great humor the next, as when he says, "I knew God was a man because he put a baby in Mary without her permission."
Tyree Daye is a Cave Canem fellow. His poems have been published in Prairie Schooner, Nashville Review, Four Way Review, and Ploughshares. He was awarded the Amy Clampitt Residency for 2018 and The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award. He lives in North Carolina.