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Tyehimba Jess on “Olio” (One Book One Bronx)


February 23, 2021 — Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess joins the One Book One Bronx program to discuss his second book, Olio (Wave Books, 2016), which weaves together 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. Hosted by One Book One Bronx and Lehman College, City University of New York.

Several poems from Olio are included in African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, the Library of America anthology edited by Kevin Young.

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