Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina, and a Teaching Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is the author of two poetry collections River Hymns, the 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner, and Cardinal (Copper Canyon, 2020). Daye is a Cave Canem fellow. Daye won the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship and was a 2019 Kate Tufts finalist. Daye most recently was awarded a 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-In-Residence at UC Santa Barbara and a 2019 Whiting Writers Award.