Poet Series: Featuring Tyehimba Jess
Center for African American Studies - Spring 2016 Poetry Series
Poetry reading, book signing and reception featuring Tyehimba Jess. Jess is an acclaimed slam and academic poet, poetry ambassador, teacher and award-winning writer. A two-time member of the Chicago Green Mill Slam team, Jess has taught at th Juilliard School, College of Staten Island, and University of Illinois-Urbana and Champaign, travelled to Accra, Ghana as Chicago’s Poetry Ambassador, has held fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center, and has been an artist in residence with the influential Cave Canem. Join us as he reads from Olio, his newest work.
4:30 PM - 6:15 PM EDT
- Center for African-American Studies CAAS Lounge (Vanguard Lounge)
- Venue Address
- 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT United States