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February 23, 2018

Field Notes on Beginning

Tyree Daye
Tyree Daye reads "Field Notes on Beginning."

About This Poem


“Most recently I’ve been interested in traveling while black, its history and all the challenges that it entails. This poem, as many of my poems do, is seeking advice from my dead.”
—Tyree Daye


Tyree Daye is the author River Hymns (American Poetry Review, 2017), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. He is from Youngsville, North Carolina.



Photo credit: Leila Chatti

Poetry by Daye


River Hymns

(American Poetry Review, 2017)

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