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Blackbird Poetry Festival: Tyehimba Jess Facing Chaos

Thursday

Apr 27, 2017 – 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044 Map

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Award-winning writer and slam poet Tyehimba Jess headlines the ninth annual Blackbird Poetry Festival for HoCoPoLitSo. With rare skill, Jess welds the immediacy of slam poetry with the craft of poetry on the page. Mr. Jess will read from and discuss his recent work, Olio, as well as leadbelly, his 2004 book chosen for the National Poetry Series, during the Nightbird Poetry Reading. About Olio, 2011 National Book award winner Nikky Finney said: “Tyehimba Jess is inventive, prophetic, wondrous. He writes unflinchingly into the historical clefs of blackface, black sound, human sensibility.”
$15 regular $10 Students and Seniors

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