Tyehimba Jess

Tyehimba Jess


Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.  It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Jean Stein Book Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. 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.”

Photo Credit: John Midgley

Buy Tyehimba Jess’s latest book, Olio, on Amazon.

Events with Tyehimba Jess

Love in the Time of War: A Celebration of Yusef Komunyakaa

11 May 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
NYU Creative Writing Program
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

Speaking Joy and Pain: A Tribute to Yusef Komunyakaa Culminating Event

11 May 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012