Tyehimba Jess is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, for Olio. Published in 2016, Olio also won the Ainsfield-Wolf Book Award and was selected as one of the five best poetry books of 2016. Jess’ book Leadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. A Cave Canem and NYU alum, he received a 2004 literature fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. Jess is poetry and fiction editor of African American Review and associate professor of English at College of Staten Island. Follow him on Twitter: @TyehimbaJess.