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Tyehimba Jess Reading
January 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree and open to the public
Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Jean Stein Book Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Leadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2018. Jess is a Professor of English at College of Staten Island.
Free and open to the public