Tyehimba Jess

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Tyehimba Jess (born Detroit) is an American poet.

He graduated from the University of Chicago, and New York University, with an MFA. He teaches poetry and fiction at CUNY College of Staten Island and is the faculty adviser for Caesura, the university's literary arts magazine.

His work appeared in Soul Fires: Young Black Men on Love and Violen ...
Popular Poems
1.
Blind Tom plays on…
Who am I to deny this world? This gift
of music storming through me? It howls out
my fingers when I reach into God's mouth
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2.
Mercy
the war speaks at night
with its lips of shredded children,
with its brow of plastique
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3.
Hagar in the Wilderness
My God is the living God,
God of the impertinent exile.
An outcast who carved me
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4.
leadbelly's lessons
mr. haney owned
shreveport 's general store
where a dollar a week
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Hagar In The Wilderness
My God is the living God,
God of the impertinent exile.
An outcast who carved me
into an outcast carved
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