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Olio This is an overwhelming book Blind Boone Edmonia Lewis are two of the most powerful figures in narrative prose or poetry of the last hundred years Boone s inability to play Joplin s final outpouring note for note is a gut wrenching conceit for the inability to fully empathize with another s personal anguish and seems to imply the sin of Slavery Jim Crow, lynchings, burning churches, et al will not and cannot ever be atoned note for note.Absolutely blown away by this work It ranks among This is an overwhelming book Blind Boone Edmonia Lewis are two of the most powerful figures in narrative prose or poetry of the last hundred years Boone s inability to play Joplin s final outpouring note for note is a gut wrenching conceit for the inability to fully empathize with another s personal anguish and seems to imply the sin of Slavery Jim Crow, lynchings, burning churches, et al will not and cannot ever be atoned note for note.Absolutely blown away by this work It ranks among my favorite Modern Poetry Epics Paterson, The Cantos, Hart Crane s The Bridge, Four Quartets, The Dream Songs which Jess references deconstructs , but while the above all feel like self indulgent guilty pleasures, Olio is an edifying, must read masterpiece for anyone interested in the history of humanity The music of the work alone is worthwhile This is an amazing work I had to try twice before I was able to enter into it A compendium of sonnets and lyrical prose, a history of slavery and oppression and race relations or the cruelty that blacks have suffered but whose spirit was not broken , a series of interviews about Scott Joplin, and much about art, especially music, its role in the black culture.I feel physically full from this work, unable to completely digest it I ve been listening to Jess recordings of sections of the poem This is an amazing work I had to try twice before I was able to enter into it A compendium of sonnets and lyrical prose, a history of slavery and oppression and race relations or the cruelty that blacks have suffered but whose spirit was not broken , a series of interviews about Scott Joplin, and much about art, especially music, its role in the black culture.I feel physically full from this work, unable to completely digest it I ve been listening to Jess recordings of sections of the poem and it is a help to hear him I can hardly write a review I am overwhelmed And so glad I kept trying Jess mastery of language and rhythm as well as the massive scope of this work is breathtaking History is important, but it takes poetry to bring the facts to life, especially when there are few details and no recordings How do you revive the musical birth of a nation when even wax cylinders weren t wasted in preserving the songs of the black musicians All we have are ministerial shows and Irving Berlin, who was accused of stealing Alexander s Ragtime Band from the King of Ragtime himself, Scott Joplin Joplin appears in the ambitions second collection of poetry by Tyehimba Jess, who History is important, but it takes poetry to bring the facts to life, especially when there are few details and no recordings How do you revive the musical birth of a nation when even wax cylinders weren t wasted in preserving the songs of the black musicians All we have are ministerial shows and Irving Berlin, who was accused of stealing Alexander s Ragtime Band from the King of Ragtime himself, Scott Joplin Joplin appears in the ambitions second collection of poetry by Tyehimba Jess, whose first book was about Leadbelly, but only in hearsay A veteran of WWI, now working shoveling coal for the railroad, with a mask hiding terrible facial wounds from the war, pieces together Joplin s life through interviews with friends and relations Other characters get to speak for themselves, including conjoined twins and a man who escaped slavery by mailing himself north in a box They re all entertainers of a sort, hiding behind their own masks, which allows them to speak of things they would otherwise be unable to safely articulate The double is repeatedly used throughout Jess mix of fact and fiction, sometimes competing voices in the same poem wrestling for their story to win as history The production of the book is also unique, with perforated folded pages that can be removed There is an appendix in the back that illustrates how to fold them into all manner of shapes, but I thought they were meant to be plastered over the walls of every city in America, like posters reminding us a show is coming back to town, and this time we must not forget 10 Stars This book was overwhelmingly brilliant It is poetry, performance, history, prose, art, witness, confessionI could go on The sheer amount of care that went into the creation of this beautiful book is evidentit is impeccably researched and rendered Jess has excavated the unsung black heroes from the period just after emancipation, giving them ownership of their legacies, all told in intoxicating, dazzling, dizzying language I ve never read anything like this in my life and I t 10 Stars This book was overwhelmingly brilliant It is poetry, performance, history, prose, art, witness, confessionI could go on The sheer amount of care that went into the creation of this beautiful book is evidentit is impeccably researched and rendered Jess has excavated the unsung black heroes from the period just after emancipation, giving them ownership of their legacies, all told in intoxicating, dazzling, dizzying language I ve never read anything like this in my life and I truly don t think I will again Most of the poems, when experienced individually, aren t anything remarkable however, the project as a whole is impressive and certainly unique, combing removable foldouts, poems that can be read in several different ways, all sorts of visual poetry, some wonderful drawings and pictures, and faux interviews that are probably my favorite sections While I honestly think some of the poem based sections could ve been better served by being less simple in their language and straightforward in their Most of the poems, when experienced individually, aren t anything remarkable however, the project as a whole is impressive and certainly unique, combing removable foldouts, poems that can be read in several different ways, all sorts of visual poetry, some wonderful drawings and pictures, and faux interviews that are probably my favorite sections While I honestly think some of the poem based sections could ve been better served by being less simple in their language and straightforward in their message, I understand why Jess wrote them this way and I do think this collection is better viewed as a whole for that reason he s essentially made the literary equivalent of a concept album that is better listened to as a whole, from front to back, then a few songs at a time In other words, some sections are underwhelming while others are fantastic I d recommend this book simply for its ambition and overall structure Hhhhhhhhholy crap, this is an ambitious and complex book Couple things I recommend reading Olio in as few sittings as possible, for maximum immersion in the history, characters, story I also highly recommend listening to Tyehimba Jess s appearance on the Commonplace podcast in close proximity to your reading of the book it helps you take a deeper look at the construction of the book and format of the writing, if you re into that kind of thing.Olio Hhhhhhhhholy crap, this is an ambitious and complex book Couple things I recommend reading Olio in as few sittings as possible, for maximum immersion in the history, characters, story I also highly recommend listening to Tyehimba Jess s appearance on the Commonplace podcast in close proximity to your reading of the book it helps you take a deeper look at the construction of the book and format of the writing, if you re into that kind of thing.Olio is an epic collection of writing poems, interviews, lists, drawings, and photos about minstrelsy and African American performers roles in and against it and Scott Joplin and pre recording industry musicality andandand a lot of other things Jess s writing makes these figures larger than life The contrapuntal pieces are my favorite, and that s not a form I typically love in poetry The book itself is a work of art, larger than a standard paperback, employing a variety of typefaces, pullout pieces that work as Mobius strips.serious props to Jess for creating this beautiful monster, and also props to Wave Books for taking on a big poetry project and going all out in turning it into a physical object The result is a collection that s overwhelming in the best way What part of me is mine that wasnot mined from the mind of poets,artists rewriting the past blowby blow till it s pulverized pastthe barely recognizable I was born when I was written,then hammered out of a mountain This is one of the best books I have ever read Apart from being one of the most ambitious volumes of poetry probably ever, it is also consistently surprising and never becomes less so over the course of its hefty 230 oversized pages Jess s project here is a big one how have narraWhat part of me is mine that wasnot mined from the mind of poets,artists rewriting the past blowby blow till it s pulverized pastthe barely recognizable I was born when I was written,then hammered out of a mountain This is one of the best books I have ever read Apart from being one of the most ambitious volumes of poetry probably ever, it is also consistently surprising and never becomes less so over the course of its hefty 230 oversized pages Jess s project here is a big one how have narratives of Black artists been erased throughout American history, and what does it mean to imagine them back into existence But Jess doesn t stop by writing conventional poems about these subjects, with each new cycle about each member of the cast outlined in the volume s introduction taking on, to a degree, new formal challenges prose poetry, interpolation of later texts most notably John Berryman sThe Dream Songs , and the ridiculously ambitious syncopated poems that really belie description These are poems that can be read forwards, backwards, diagonally, etc They really need to be seen to be believed I didn t even realize just how extensively they could be creatively read until I reached the appendix, wherein Jess demonstrates the poems versatility among other surprises that I ll leave for other readers to discover.There s also a gripping series of sonnets narrated by members of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, each of which is bracketed by the names of Black churches targeted in hate crimes burning, bombings, and other acts of violence beginning with the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, burnt down in 1822 and ending with that same church, where nine black churchgoers were killed during a prayer group meeting in 2015 Bracketing the collection in this way, Jess draws a direct line of persecution from the era of slavery to the present day, implicitly reminding us that the very issues his cast of characters face, i.e., overt violence and erasure, not to mention the stifling and diminishing of Black voices, are things that never went away, but were rather transmuted into different forms It s brilliant.This is now a book I will get to live with for the rest of my life, in all the pain and joy it captures It s a book that shattered and remade my concept of what literature can do, maybe not unlike another of my favorite volumes of poetry coincidentally also by an NYU alum ,Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other PoemsTruly astonishing work Part fact, part fiction, Tyehimba Jess s much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them So, while I lead this choir, I still find thatI m being led I m a missionarymending my faith in the midst of this flock I toil in their fields of praise When folks seethese freedmen stand and sing, they hear their Godspeak in tongues These nine dark mouths sing shelter they echo a hymn s haven from slavery s weatherDetroit native Tyehimba Jess first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of theNational Poetry Series Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU Alumni, has received fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Jess is also a veteran of theandGreen Mill Poetry Slam Team He exhibited his poetry at theTEDxNashville Conference Jess is an Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island ➷ [Reading] ➹ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen ➬ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk part fiction ❴KINDLE❵ ❆ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Tyehimba Jess s much anticipated second book weaves sonnet ❮Reading❯ ➳ Good People in an Evil Time ➬ Author Svetlana Broz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk song [EPUB] ✵ On a Day Like This By Peter Stamm – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I Olio is an effort to understand how they met ➫ [Ebook] ➦ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ➶ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk resisted [BOOKS] ⚣ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk complicated [Ebook] ➠ Secrecy By Rupert Thomson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk co opted [KINDLE] ❅ The Silence and the Roar By Nihad Sirees – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them So [PDF / Epub] ★ Hard Country ✈ Robin Robilliard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk while I lead this choir ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera ➥ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk I still find thatI m being led I m a missionarymending my faith in the midst of this flock I toil in their fields of praise When folks seethese freedmen stand and sing ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ The Impossible David Lynch Author Todd McGowan – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk they hear their Godspeak in tongues These nine dark mouths sing shelter they echo a hymn s haven from slavery s weatherDetroit native Tyehimba Jess first book of poetry ➞ The Colour Encyclopedia Of Incredible Aeroplanes free download ➣ Author Philip J. Jarrett – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk leadbelly [Reading] ➺ Tooth Sleuth, Mystery of the Missing Tooth (Shirley Lock Mysteries By Mia Woolfe – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk was a winner of theNational Poetry Series Jess ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Juno Of Taris Author Fleur Beale – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a Cave Canem and NYU Alumni ➹ [Read] ➵ The Faithful Scribe By Shahan Mufti ➼ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk has received fellowships from the Whiting Foundation [Reading] ➿ Off the Tourist Trail By DK Publishing – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk National Endowment for the Arts ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ One Ball of Yarn ⚣ Author DK Publishing – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Illinois Arts Council [Download] ➶ Optical Illusions Author DK Publishing – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Jess is also a veteran of theandGreen Mill Poetry Slam Team He exhibited his poetry at theTEDxNashville Conference Jess is an Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island This is a book of sonnets, stories and other assorted narrative tools about how African American performers fought against economic oppression by whites after the Civil War It s an insightful, difficult read, especially for a Latin American who has a very weak if any, except for understanding the logic of dominance and repression relationship with the subject at hand It s obviously worth your time, even if you re distant, as it opens up a fascinating window into a key and cruel historical mo This is a book of sonnets, stories and other assorted narrative tools about how African American performers fought against economic oppression by whites after the Civil War It s an insightful, difficult read, especially for a Latin American who has a very weak if any, except for understanding the logic of dominance and repression relationship with the subject at hand It s obviously worth your time, even if you re distant, as it opens up a fascinating window into a key and cruel historical moment and situation Doubly true if you re at all curious about new forms of creative expression, as well as about the origins of the greatest styles of music in the world jazz, soul and the blues However, to the untrained eye, it becomes somewhat repetitive and it sometimes feel it overstays its welcome.As an aside, Audible has an abridged live performance that clocks in under two hours It also includes an interview with the author Well worth it Olio is a unique mixture of history, fiction, poetry and data visualization and was written by Tyehimba Jess It won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2017 This polyphonic work loosely follows a dozen post civil war era African American entertainers and artists almost lost to history The great composer Scott Joplin figures prominently in several of the stories We forget that he died a pauper 5 stars An impressive work and labor of love by Jess to revive these minor historical characters fr Olio is a unique mixture of history, fiction, poetry and data visualization and was written by Tyehimba Jess It won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2017 This polyphonic work loosely follows a dozen post civil war era African American entertainers and artists almost lost to history The great composer Scott Joplin figures prominently in several of the stories We forget that he died a pauper 5 stars An impressive work and labor of love by Jess to revive these minor historical characters from the masses of forgotten figures


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