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Bluesfest Workshop: Circumnavigating the Blues Line of Literature with Tyehimba Jess

Sunday, October 21, 1:00-2:00 PM
Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th St


Join Pultizer-Prize winning poet, UChicago alum and educator Tyehimba Jess (AB '91) in a workshop about examining the history of The Music, African American song, as a tether to the political, personal and social realities of everyday life.

Tyehimba Jess

Tyehimba Jess is the rare poet who bridges slam and academic poetry. His first collection, leadbelly (2005), an exploration of the blues musician Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter’s life, was chosen for the National Poetry Series by Brigit Pegeen Kelly, and was voted one of the top three poetry books of the year by Black Issues Book Review. A reviewer for Publishers Weekly noted that “the collection’s strength lies in its contradictory forms; from biography to lyric to hard-driving prose poem, boast to song, all are soaked in the rhythm and dialect of Southern blues and the demands of honoring one’s talent." Jess's second book Olio (2016) received the Pulitzer Prize.

Free, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

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