Barton Welcomes Tyree Daye for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on November 19

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WILSON, N.C. — October 30, 2019 — Barton College will welcome poet Tyree Daye for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday. Nov. 19. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend.

Daye is the author of two poetry collections, “River Hymns,” a 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner, and “Cardinal,” forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2020. He published two chapbooks, “What You and the Devil Do to Stay Warm” (2015) and “Sea Island Blues” (2014). His work has appeared in “Prairie Schooner,” “The New York Times,” “Nashville Review,” “Ploughshares,” and “Four Way Review.”

A 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist, as well as a Cave Canem fellow, Daye also is the recipient of an Amy Clampitt Residency for 2018 and a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award. He received the Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship in 2019. A 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-In-Residence at University of California, Santa Barbara, he was also named a 2019 Kate Tufts Finalist and recently received a 2019 Whiting Writers Award.

A native of Youngsville, Daye received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from North Carolina State University, where his leadership in Street Smarts and the Arts led to an anthology titled “Poetry by Runaway and Homeless Youth of North Carolina.”

The Victor R. Small Writers Series is sponsored by the Barton College School of Humanities and the Department of English and Modern Languages. For additional information, please contact Dr. Rebecca Godwin, Elizabeth H. Jordan Endowed Chair for Southern Literature, at (252) 399-6364 or rlgodwin@barton.edu.

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(photo by Beowulf Sheehan)

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