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811.6 J58L 2005
Leadbelly / Tyehimba Jess.
Amherst, MA : Verse Press ; Seattle, WA : Wave Books ; St. Paul, Minn. : Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, c2005.
117 p. : port. ; 23 cm.
National poetry series
African American musicians -- Poetry.
Blues musicians -- Poetry.
Blues (Music) -- Poetry.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 116).
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2005007247 * 2005007247
0974635332 (pbk. : alk. paper)
<p>"It is exhilarating to be invited into a world so large and muscular, so rooted in history, a world where so much is at stake."--Brigit Pegeen Kelly, National Poetry Series judge</p> <p>A biography in poems, leadbelly examines the life and times of the legendary blues musician from a variety of intimate perspectives and using a range of innovative poetic forms. A collage of song, culture, and circumstance, alive and speaking.</p> <p> Tyehimba Jess ' numerous awards include fellowships from the NEA and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. A native of Detroit, he is a proud alumnus of the Chicago Green Mill Slam teams and Cave Canem. His first nonfiction book is African American Pride: Celebrating our Achievements, Contributions, and Enduring Legacy (Citadel Press, 2003).</p>
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