Detroit native Tyehimba Jess' first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the "Best Poetry Books of 2005." Jess received a 2004 LIterature Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and his fiction and poetry have appeared in numberous anthologies. 6:30pm, Alumni Lounge. Admission is free.
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TedxNashville: Tyehimba Jess