Tyehimba Jess reads “Negro Migration” | The Migration Series Poetry Suite

Presented in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North,” the Poetry Suite includes readings of new poems written in response to Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series from 10 highly esteemed contemporary poets, who were selected by poet and essayist Elizabeth Alexander.

Tyehimba Jess is an assistant professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. He is a winner of the National Poetry Series for his book “Leadbelly” (Wave Books, 2005).

View all poems in the Migration Poetry Suite: http://bit.ly/1xWta7c
Learn more about Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series: http://bit.ly/1I5FQfI



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