Tyehimba Jess, 29th Annual ODU Literary Festival
Webb University Center - Newport News Room; Norfolk State University - Brown Hall/Brown Little Theater
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 for the Arts, and was a 2004-5 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He won a 2000-1 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry and the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award. Jess is an Assistant Professor of English at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Cave Canem fellow.
Jess read on Monday, October 16, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Jess, Tyehimba, "Tyehimba Jess, 29th Annual ODU Literary Festival" (2006). 29th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 16-20, 2006. 5.