Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Coverage of Tyehimba Jess's Olio


Beginning in September, I'll coordinate an online reading group on Tyehimba Jess's Olio. In the meantime, I've been re-reading the book and also looking over reviews and interviews. Here's a round-up of pieces I've read.

• August 9: Olio - Douglas Luman - Found Poetry Review
• August 1: Tyehimba Jess - Olio [interview] - Anne Rasmussen - Late Night Library
• July 26: On Poetry - Michael Andor Brodeur - Boston Globe
• July 15: Poets Take Cues From Journalism In Recent Collections - NPR 
• July 9: Book Review: Olio - Shani Jamila - African Voices
• July 6: 20 Fun Fiction Books to Read at the Beach, As Chosen by Authors - Maris Kreizman - Vulture 
• July 5: Remixing the Resistant Voices of Black Musical Performance in the US - Scott Borchert - Hyperallergic
• June 27: Jess Honors Sissieretta Jones, First Afr-Am to Perform at Carnegie Hall - Stephen Raskauskas - 98.7wfmt
• June 21: DOGBYTES Interview: Tyehimba Jess - Cave Canem 
• May 5: Tyehimba Jess on Excavating Popular Music Through Poetry - Adam Fitzgerald - Lit Hub
• April 27: Voicing Counterpoint - Kyla Marshell - Poetry Foundation
• April 13: On Olio by Tyehimba Jess - Evie Shockley - On the Seawall
• April 9: Olio by Tyehimba Jess - Rob Fields - Bold as Love
• April 8: Book Covers of Note April 2016 - The Casual Optimist
• April 6: Olio - Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib - The Rumpus 
• April 5: The Work of Reclamation - Kaveh Akbar - Oxford American
• April 5: New Book of Poetry Making Waves - Brookline Booksmith
• April 4: Olio - Stephen Burt - Poets
• March 18: 13 Poetry Collections To Read For National Poetry Month - E. CE Miller - Bustle
• February 15: Olio - Publishers Weekly

Poems by Jess from Olio 
• "Blind Boone's Vision" - Poetry Foundation
• "Freedsong: Dream Song" - Poetry Foundation
• "Sam Patterson, Harlem, NY: Dec. 12, 1924" - Poetry Foundation
Two Poems ("Alabaster Hands" and "Indian Combat") - Granta
• "Blind Boone's Apparitions" - The Spectrum

Related:
Tyehimba Jess's Olio: African American cultural & historical studies 
Tyehimba Jess's Olio and contemporary African American poetry
Tyehimba Jess and the outstanding Olio
Tyehimba Jess

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