A Master of Poetical Form

It is tough to talk about the poems of Tyehimba Jess, because much of what they are is how they look on the page, and how the page looks, folded, like origami, into a 3D shape. Jess is a master of poetical form: an innovator. His work must be seen and heard. In his latest as yet-unpublished creations, from which he read at this year’s LitFest, Jess experiments with still another a new form, the syncopated sonnet, a product that wows the eye as well as the brain. Check out another great reading by Jess on TED at (http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TedxNashvlle-Tyehimba-Jess-Sync)

-Dylan Smith, Jr. English Major

 

 

 

 

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