In this week's episode of the Get Lit Minute, your weekly poetry podcast, we spotlight the life and work of poet, Tyree Daye. He is the author of two poetry collections River Hymns and Cardinal. Source
This episode includes a reading of his poem, "Learning Whitney", featured in our 2021 Get Lit Anthology.
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.Support the show