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Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Tyree Daye

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Access the Zoom event at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 16th by visiting this link or by dialing +1-929-205-6099 from the New York Time Zone (if you’re in a different time zone, find out what number to call at https://zoom.us/u/acjnB2vf8W) and entering the following information:

Meeting ID: 957 2364 2851
Passcode: 712994


On Sunday, May 16th, the Poetry Salon at Abbot Public Library will continue its discussion of Black poets with a focus on Tyree Daye’s collection Cardinal (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), his second book of poems. A young poet, Daye has already accumulated his share of awards, including the Honickman First Book Prize and the Whiting Writers Award. He is a Cave Canem Fellow. Growing up in North Carolina among aunts, uncles, and cousins made him into a poet. He describes his family as storytellers and folks who enjoy mining a family history. With a “strong and prideful” family, he says “loving my blackness was something that was ingrained in me at a young age.” In Cardinal we find a speaker who is moving between worlds while also exploring other narratives through the Great Migration. Tyree Daye is attracted to music as a craft tool. He wants his poems to have “the tone of a Nina Simone song or a Sam Cooke song. I tap my foot or finger through a poem just like I would through a song. It allows me to hear the music in the language better. Poets don’t have a piano to accompany them so I find tone through word choice and voice.” Please join Claire Keyes from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on May 16th via Zoom to read and discuss Tyree Daye’s poems from Cardinal.


You can reserve a print copy of Cardinal from the library catalog or read the ebook on hoopla with no wait!


May 16
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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