Pulitzer Winner Tyehimba Jess Featured in New York Times

College of Staten Island (CSI) Assistant Professor of English Tyehimba Jess was featured in the New York Times article “How CUNY Became Poetry U.” Jess won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Olio.

CSI English professor Cate Marvin is interviewed in the article, which also mentions Professor Patricia Smith.

The article, by Elizabeth A. Harris, goes on to discuss the Pulitzer award and what it means for CUNY. It also touches on the notion that New York City is the capital for poetry, drawing prospective professors to CUNY for its location and diverse student body.

Read the article at NY Times.com.