Tyehimba Jess

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General Information

Name: Tyehimba Jess

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Poetry, History

Born: Detroit, Michigan

Website: N/A

Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

The Author graduated from the University of Chicago and taught at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jess, Tyehimba, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at CUNY in Staten Island, New York.

Published Works

  • LeadBelly: Poems, Wave Books, 2005
  • Leadbelly: A life in Pictures, Steidl; 1st edition, 2007
  • African American Pride:.., Citadel, 2004

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

leadbelly: poems (National Poetry Series)

ISBN: 0974635332
Release Date: 2005-10-01

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African American Pride: Celebrating Our Achievements, Contributions, and Enduring Legacy

ISBN: 0806524987
Release Date: 2004-12-31

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Literary Awards

  • Illinois Arts Council, '
  • Whiting Award, '

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Tyehimba Jess on WorldCat

Tyehimba Jess on Amazon


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