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Olio

by Tyehimba Jess

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Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

With ambitious manipulations of poetic forms, Tyehimba Jess presents the sweat and story behind America’s blues, worksongs and church hymns. Part fact, part fiction, Jess's much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them.

Paperback: 256 Pages
Product Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm
ISBN: 9781940696201

Published by Wave Books