The Raleigh Review has a staff of talented poets, and three join us on Saturday, September 9, at 7 pm. Rob Greene, Joseph Millar, and Tyree Daye read from their works, and we're delighted to premiere Tyree's first book.
Rob Greene (left), Raleigh Review editor and publisher, shares his first chapbook, Biloxi Back Bay. His poetry has been published in journals such as Great River Review and Open Minds Quarterly. Joseph Millar says of Biloxi, "Hospitals, freeway underpasses, emergency rooms and public libraries provide the backdrop for these understated blues of memory and place."
Joseph Millar is a teacher in NC State's MFA Program in Creative Writing and is the author of several poetry collections, including Blue Rust. He's received many awards for this work, including a Pushcart Prize. His latest collection is Kingdom. Stephen Dobyns says Kingdom "... is full of the best noises a poem can make. This is high praise and these are fine poems."
Tyree Day received the 2017 APR/Honickman First Book award for his poetry collection, River Hymns. It's a busy month for Tyree - he's getting married in a couple of weeks.
Kingdom extends Joseph Millar's articulate devotion to the astonishments of daily life--their mingled beauty and pain.
"Tyree Daye is a poet of extraordinary ability and surprise. I find new music to delight in every time I come back to this book. I encounter new ways to think about family and community, new ways to wrestle with my own landscape and legacy."--Gabrielle Calvocoressi