Tyehimba Jess poetry reading

Tyehimba Jess poetry reading

Date(s) - October 27, 2022
7:00 pm

Room 114, Chemistry Building

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Olio, Tyehimba Jess will give a dynamic, free poetry reading on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7-8:30 p.m.

Open to the public, the reading will be held in the Chemistry Building, Room 114.

Jess, a Detroit native, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his book Olio. In 2004, his book Leadbelly was a winner of the National Poetry Series. 

The event is being co-sponsored by Detroit Mercy’s Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts & Education, the African American Studies Program and the Black Abolitionist Archive.

For more information, please visit www.udmercy.edu/english.

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