leadbelly: poems / Edition 1

leadbelly: poems / Edition 1

by Tyehimba Jess
     
 

ISBN-10: 0974635332

ISBN-13: 9780974635330

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: Wave Books

“It is exhilarating to be invited into a world so large and muscular, so rooted in history, a world where so much is at stake.”—Brigit Pegeen Kelly, National Poetry Series judge

A biography in poems, leadbelly examines the life and times of the legendary blues musician from a variety of intimate perspectives and using a range of

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“It is exhilarating to be invited into a world so large and muscular, so rooted in history, a world where so much is at stake.”—Brigit Pegeen Kelly, National Poetry Series judge

A biography in poems, leadbelly examines the life and times of the legendary blues musician from a variety of intimate perspectives and using a range of innovative poetic forms. A collage of song, culture, and circumstance, alive and speaking.

Tyehimba Jess’ numerous awards include fellowships from the NEA and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. A native of Detroit, he is a proud alumnus of the Chicago Green Mill Slam teams and Cave Canem. His first nonfiction book is African American Pride: Celebrating our Achievements, Contributions, and Enduring Legacy (Citadel Press, 2003).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974635330
Publisher:
Wave Books
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
National Poetry Series Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
931,974
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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