From Our Soundbooth | December 10, 2015

This week on The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast, we had the opportunity to talk to Tyehimba Jess and F. Douglas Brown, two poets closely affiliated with Cave Canem.

jess_grandeJess’s first collection, leadbelly, published in 2005 by Verse Press, is an exploration of the blues musician Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter’s life. Olio, his next book, is forthcoming from Wave Books in April 2016.  Jess is an Associate Professor of English at the College of Staten Island.



F. Douglas Brown’s first collection, Zero to Three, was published by University of Georgia Press in 2014. Brown, an educator for nearly 20 years, teaches English at Loyola High School of Los Angeles, an all-boys Jesuit school. You can learn more about him on his website.

Don’t forget about our annual spring Audio Contest, with winners in the categories of fiction, prose, audio documentary, and humor each receiving an award of $1,000.