Black Is, Black Ain't
April 20 – June 08, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008, 2:00 pm
Location: Little Black Pearl, 1060 E. 47ths St.
Tyehimba Jess cut his teeth on the slam circuit, a mark he wears proudly. On the page, leadbelly, his first book, is daunting; spoken it is a tour de force. leadbelly (Verse Press, 2005), is a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Tyehimba also won the 2001 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Award, an
Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship in
Poetry for 2000?2001, and the 2001 Chicago
Sun-Times Poetry Award.
Associate Professor of Creative Writing,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
This event will take place at:
Little Black Pearl
1060 E. 47th St. (47th and Greenwood)
Little Black Pearl FREE