Photo Credit: Sage Neese

Tayve Neese

b. 1970

Current City, State, Country

Florida, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Savannah, Georgia, USA


Tayve Neese’s work has appeared in journals and anthologies around the United States and abroad including The Paris Review (online edition)Comstock ReviewFourteen Hills, and diode. A Pushcart nominated poet, her work was also longlisted for the 2019 University of Canberra Vice Chancellor\’s International Poetry Prize in Australia. Blood to Fruit, her first poetry collection, was a semi-finalist for the Able Muse Book Award. Her recent full-length collection evolution psalms was a finalist for the Hudson Poetry Prize for Black Lawrence Press and published by Saint Julian Press. Her collection Locust is forthcoming from Salmon Press in Ireland. Neese is co-founder of Trio House Press, where she was Co-Executive Editor for twelve years publishing over thirty titles. She is also the Founding Editor of The Banyan Review, an international, online journal. Currently, Neese lives in Florida.

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

Many facets of Judaism inform my work. In evolution psalms, a loose, lyrical form modeled after the Hebrew psalm elevates species\’ evolution into the realm of the sacred. My collections, Blood to Fruit and evolution psalms, also explore patriarchy, violence, and dominion rooted within many religious, societal, and cultural structures. 

Published Works

evolution psalms (Saint Julian Press, 2022)
Blood to Fruit (David Robert Books 2015)

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New England College, MFA
Colorado State University, BA

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