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April 20 – June 08, 2008

 

Sunday, May 18, 2008, 2:00 pm

Poetry Reading

leadbelly
Tyehimba Jess

Location: Little Black Pearl, 1060 E. 47ths St.
Admission: free
 

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.

Tyehimba is 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) Co-sponsored with Little Black Pearl FREE

 

   
   
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