Pulitzer Prize 2017 for Poetry goes to Olio by Tyehimba Jess

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For those who are not familiar Pulitzer Prize, it is an award for achievement in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, literature and musical composition in United States. It was established by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer.

The date for this year Pulitzer Prize was 10th April 2017 and the winner for poetry category is Olio by Tyehimba Jess.

If you want to read more about the award and more poems from Tyehimba Jess. You can read more here.


Joining the 101st class of Pulitzer Prize winners is Tyehimba Jess with his book, Olio. In two books, Jess, a writer from Detroit, has married poetry with history and music, giving voice to the formative names in Blues and folk music. His work is expansive and formal, slangy and genre-bending, the sort of poetry you can share with poetry and non-poetry readers alike. Now that you’ve ordered your copy of Olio (you’ve done that, right?), you’ll want to nerd out on the best of Jess.

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