Beauty abounds in Jericho Brown’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection, despite the evil that pollutes the everyday. The Tradition questions why and how we’ve become accustomed to terror: in the bedroom, the classroom, the workplace, and the movie theater. From mass shootings to rape to the murder of unarmed people by police, Brown interrupts complacency by locating each emergency in the garden of the body, where living things grow and wither—or survive. In the urgency born of real danger, Brown’s work is at its most innovative. His invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is an all-out exhibition of formal skill, and his lyrics move through elegy and memory with a breathless cadence. Jericho Brown is a poet of eros: here he wields this power as never before, touching the very heart of our cultural crisis.

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WHO

Jericho Brown is author of the The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection, The Tradition won the Paterson Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His poems have appeared in The Bennington ReviewBuzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, The New RepublicThe New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is the director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor at Emory University.

FEATURING JERICHO

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Jericho Brown

"Georgia poet and Emory professor awarded the Pulitzer"

 
 

POEMS

'N'em

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Colosseum

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Turn You Over

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Flower

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The Tradition and other poems

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The Water Lilies

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Bullet Points

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Trojan and other poems

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As A Human Being

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Hustle

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Ganymede

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Stand

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A.D.

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Foreday In The Morning

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PROSE

To Be Asked For A Kiss

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Future, The Rapper

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If, God Is Love

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A New Way Of Living

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Review Of Barry Jenkins' Moonlight

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Becoming Jericho Brown

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