Tyree Daye was raised in Youngsville, North Carolina. He is the author of the poetry collections a little bump in the earth (Copper Canyon Press, 2024); Cardinal (Copper Canyon Press, 2020); and River Hymns (American Poetry Review, 2017), the winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize.
A Cave Canem Fellow and a Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellow, Daye is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and was a finalist for the Kate Tufts Award.
Daye was the 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-In-Residence at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is currently a teaching assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In January 2023, he served as the Guest Editor of the Poem-a-Day series.