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Tyehimba Jess

Tyehimba Jess' first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. He was recognized as one of 2005's eighteen debut poets to watch by Poets and Writers magazine. leadbelly was voted one of Black Issues Book Review's three best poetry books of 2005. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a 2006 Whiting Writers Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2004, and the 2001 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Award among many others.

Tyehimba Jess reads in the Writers at Newark Reading Series with Cynthia Cruz on Tues., November 16, 2010, 5:30-7 p.m., in Mutlipurpose Room 231 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center.

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