‘Fishing for lives': Tom Lee’s story told by Grammy-winning poet J. Ivy

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 24, 2023 5:15 PM CT | Published: September 22, 2023 4:00 AM CT

J. Ivy has written and performed a new piece about Tom Lee to mark the opening of the redesigned riverfront park named in Lee’s honor. The work is the first in a series commissioned by the Mellon Foundation.


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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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