Prof Tyehimba Jess

New York, United States

Tyehimba Jess' last book, Olio, won the Pulitzer Prize, Anisfield-Wolf, and Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award and recognition from the BCALA. His first book, Leadbelly, won the National Poetry Series. A NEA, Whiting and Lannan Foundation Award winner, he teaches at College of Staten Island.