Pulitzer Prize winner visits The Writing House
Tyehimba Jess eats lunch with Creative Writing students.
On April 13, Creative Writing hosted their last guest author of the 2016-17 academic year.
Poet Tyehimba Jess visited The Writing House to present a reading from his new anthology of poetry, Olio, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry just days before his visit. Jess’s earlier collection, Leadbelly, was published in 2004 and was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series.
Prior to his reading, Jess led several masterclasses, and was interviewed by the editors of the Interlochen Review.
Jess currently works as an Associate Professor of English at the College of Staten Island and is the Poetry and Fiction Editor of the African American Review.