The American Poetry Review is happy to announce that Tyree Daye has been awarded the 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize for his manuscript River Hymns, chosen by this year’s guest judge, Gabrielle Calvocoressi. The book will be published in September, 2017 and will be distributed by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium.
We received over 900 submissions for the prize this year and are very grateful to have read so many excellent poems.
Tyree Daye is from Youngsville, North Carolina. He attends the North Carolina State University MFA program in poetry. His poems have been published in Prairie Schooner, Nashville Review, Four Way Review and are forthcoming in Ploughshares. He was awarded the Amy Clampitt Residency for 2018 and The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award in the Fall 2015 issue. He is a Cave Canem fellow.