Tyehimba Jess

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Tyehimba Jess is the author of leadbelly (2005) and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Olio (2016) which also won the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry, and the 2017 Book Award for Poetry from the Society of Midland Authors. Olio was also a finalist for the 2016 National Books Critics Circle Award, 2017 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU alumnus, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a 2004-2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Jess is the Poetry and Fiction Editor of the African American Review and is Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island.


Free-Forms: Tyehimba Jess and Binker & Moses, and Fernando Valverde and Juan Pinilla

Workshop: Poetry’s Musical Bloodline with Tyehimba Jess