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by Tyehimba Jess

Publication Date: Oct 01, 2005
List Price: $14.00
Format: Paperback, 117 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780974635330
Imprint: Wave Books
Publisher: Wave Books
Parent Company: Wave Books

Paperback Description:

“It is exhilarating to be invited into a world so large and muscular, so rooted in history, a world where so much is at stake”. —Brigit Pegeen Kelly, National Poetry Series judge

A biography in poems, leadbelly examines the life and times of the legendary blues musician from a variety of intimate perspectives and using a range of innovative poetic forms. A collage of song, culture, and circumstance, alive and speaking.

Tyehimba Jess numerous awards include fellowships from the NEA and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. A native of Detroit, he is a proud alumnus of the Chicago Green Mill Slam teams and Cave Canem. His first nonfiction book is African American Pride: Celebrating our Achievements, Contributions, and Enduring Legacy (Citadel Press, 2003).

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