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The Dept. of English & Creative Writing invites poet Tyehimba Jess to hold a reading in Sanborn Library.
The Department of English & Creative Writing invites poet Tyehimba Jess to read for the Cleopatra Mathis Poetry & Prose series. This reading will be held in the Sanborn Library, Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 4:30pm.
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.”
Jess's poetry, and fiction, have appeared in various publications and anthologies such as Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, and Beyond The Frontier: African American Poetry for the Twenty-First Century. Jess is a Professor of English at College of Staten Island.
Tyehimba Jess's collections will be available for purchase courtesy of the Norwich Bookstore.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refeshments will be provided.
The Sanborn library is located on the first floor of Sanborn House, 19 N. Main Street, Hanover New Hampshire. The main entrance to Sanborn House is located to the left of the Baker Library main entrance when facing the bell tower from the Dartmouth green. Please note that the ramp that usually provides a second entrance to Sanborn Library will not be accessible due to construction.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.