Leadbelly: Poems
ISBN: 0974635332
EAN13: 9780974635330
Language: English
Publication Date: Oct 1, 2005
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 9" L x 6.9" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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).

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