TODAY’S RECOMMENDED BOOK: OLIO, BY TYEHIMBA JESS (2016)

Setting: Most of the lives Jess evokes unfolded in America between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of WWI. Premise:┬áThis book is a celebration of the lives and works of several more or less obscure African-American artists and performers, through poetry and poem-like prose. These artists include sculptress Edmonia Lewis, opera singer … Continue reading TODAY’S RECOMMENDED BOOK: OLIO, BY TYEHIMBA JESS (2016)

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