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Olio free pdf "Jess's work displays a deep sense of cool black consciousness, especially in regard to musicality. He works with an expressive tradition that blends sensibilities of field holler, spiritual encodings, gospel moan and groan, work song cadence, blue notes, and jook joint jazz."Howard Ramsby II, "Sou'wester"Part fact, part fiction, Tyehimba Jess's much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. "Olio "is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them."So, while I lead this choir, I still find thatI'm being ledI'm a missionarymending my faith in the midst of this flockI toil in their fields of praise. When folks seethese freedmen stand and sing, they hear their Godspeak in tongues. These nine dark mouths sing shelter-they echo a hymn's haven from slavery's weather."Detroit native Tyehimba Jess' first book of poetry, "leadbelly," was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU Alumni, has received fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Jess is also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team. He exhibited his poetry at the 2011 TEDxNashville Conference. Jess is an Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island."

About Tyehimba Jess

Detroit native Tyehimba Jess first book of poetry, " leadbelly," was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. "Library Journal" and "Black Issues Book Review" both named it one of the Best Poetry Books of 2005. Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU Alumni, 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 also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team, and won a 2000 2001 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award, and a 2006 Whiting Fellowship. He exhibited his poetry at the 2011 TedX Nashville Conference. Jess is Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island."

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Author : Tyehimba Jess
Publisher : Wave Books
Data Published :
ISBN : 1940696224
EAN : 9781940696225
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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