Bankhead Memorial Lecture with Tyehimba Jess

Moody Music Building Concert Hall 810 2nd Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Poetry’s Musical Bloodline: A Sociohistorical Soundtrack In this lecture, Tyehimba Jess explores the historic connections between music and poetry, with particular interest in music of the African diaspora. 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…

Free and open to the public