POETRY SERIES: ALEXIS PAULINE GUMBS & TYREE DAYE
Please join us for an evening of poetry at The Regulator Bookshop with poets Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Tyree Daye. This event is co-sponsored by Jacar Press. Free and open to the public.
Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina. He is the author of two poetry collections River Hymns 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner and Cardinal forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press 2020. Daye is a 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist and Cave Canem fellow. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, New York Times, Nashville Review. Daye won the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship, the 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writers-In- Residence and is a 2019 Kate Tufts Finalist. Daye most recently was awarded a 2019 Whiting Award.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a self-described “queer black troublemaker and a black feminist love evangelist.” She is the founder of the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind, a transmedia-enabled community school and lending library based in Durham and co-creator of the Mobile Homecoming Project, a national experiential archive amplifying generations of black LGBTQ brilliance with her partner Julia Roxanne Wallace. In 2012, Alexis founded Brilliance Remastered, a multifaceted educational project to support visionary underrepresented graduate students and emerging community accountable scholars. Alexis is also a widely published author and essayist on topics from the abolition of marriage to the power of dreams to the genius of enslaved African ancestors. Gumbs earned her PhD in English, Africana Studies and Women’s Studies at Duke.