February 18, 2019 – Today’s featured event is Tyree Daye and Destiny Hemphill at Neptune’s on 2/23 at 4:30pm.
Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina. He is the author of two poetry collections River Hymns 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner and Cardinal forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press 2020. Daye is a 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist and Cave Canem fellow. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, New York Times, Nashville Review. Daye won the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship, the 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writers-In- Residence and is a 2019 Kate Tufts Finalist.
Listen to Festival Co-Director Jason Jefferies interview Tyree Daye here: https://bookin.podbean.com/e/015-bookin-w-tyree-daye/
Destiny Hemphill is a healer and poet based in Durham, NC. She is a 2016 Amiri Baraka Poetry Scholarship recipient from Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program. Her work has been featured in Narrative Northeast, Scalawag, and Button Poetry. She offers her poems as a space for communal rites of healing and grieving in the fight for black liberation. She is the author of the chapbook Oracle: A Cosmology from Honeysuckle Press.