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Tyehimba Jess – Olio

The scope of Olio, the latest poetry collection from Tyehimba Jess (Wave Books) is sweeping, excavating the stories of Black performers and musicians from the last decades of slavery, through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and up through the First World War and its aftermath. Jess resurrects the voices of these artistic pioneers, creating conversations, stories,

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August 1, 2016

Poetry’s special way of folding: A conversation with Rodney Koeneke

Etruria stunned me with the way it was both disorienting and deeply grounding, illogical and rational. It approaches and examines the big questions of life with vulnerability, and without coming to clear conclusions. Reading it feels like witnessing the speaker hash thought out, which leaves the reader feeling more emotionally and intellectually connected than had

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April 7, 2014

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