Posts Tagged: Wave Books

Calling the Canon

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Don’t miss Kaveh Akbar’s review of Olio, by Tyehimba Jess (Wave Books), for Oxford American: The characters cast in Olio’s poly-vocal swirl count no fewer than a dozen, and almost all of them are famous (or infamous) figures of the early blues or ragtime canon. Reclamation is expressed through appropriation, echo, and poems that are often […]

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