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"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).

Publisher: Amherst, MA : Verse Press ; Seattle, WA : Wave Books ; St. Paul, Minn. : Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780974635330
Branch Call Number: 821 J5812L
Characteristics: 117 p. : port. ; 23 cm

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Jul 18, 2012

not about leadbelly. but poetry on or about leadbelly. don't recomend this one.

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