Get Lit Minute | Tyree Daye

January 24, 2022

We have a cast of amazing Classic Poets featured in this month's Get Lit Minute. Learn more about poets such as Tyree Daye, Traci Brimhall, and more! Check out this week's episode of the Get Lit Minute, your weekly poetry podcast, where we spotlight the life and work of poet, Tyree Daye. He is the author of two poetry collections River Hymns and Cardinal.


This episode includes a reading of an excerpt from his poem,  "Learning Whitney", featured in our 2021 Get Lit Anthology.

"Learning Whitney"

My father loved my mama

quiet. She never was.

Sang as she dusted,

Whitney was her back-up singer.

He’d disappear, stumble in,

bright blues still in his mouth.

I come from a family of men

who thought saying I love you

was something you saved for sleep or the dead

and tears could get your ass whooped.

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