Olio by Tyehimba Jess


It’s something people who care for the music, or for African American cultural history, will read and reread, whether or not they notice its ambitious expansions of what has been possible for the contemporary poem.
-Stephen Burt, Academy of American Poets

“Olio” is one of the most inventive, intensive poetic undertakings of the past decade…
-Michael Andor Brodeur, Boston Globe