Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction History Non-Fiction Poetry Born: Detroit, Michigan Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJess graduated from the University of Chicago and taught at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
Biographical and Professional InformationTyehimba Jess is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. His fiction and poetry have appeared in many journals, as well as anthologies including: Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, Beyond The Frontier: African American Poetry for the Twenty-First Century, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Power Lines: Ten Years of Poetry from Chicago's Guild Complex, Slam: The Art of Performance Poetry. Jess has taught at the Juilliard School, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
*''LeadBelly: Poems'', Wave Books, 2005 *''Olio'', Wave Books, 2016