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April 22, 2022 On Campus
04/22/2022 7:00 PM 04/22/2022 8:30 PM America/New_York Andover Jericho Brown Poetry Reading

The Department of English Presents a reading by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet

Join us for a reading by acclaimed poet Jericho Brown, whose poems have appeared in the Nation, the New Republic, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Time, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. Of Brown’s work, Ukrainian American poet Ilya Kaminsky writes, “His lyrics are memorable, muscular, majestic. His voice in these lines is alive….”

Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award; his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon, 2014), was named one of the best poetry books of the year by Library Journal and received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019), his third collection, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Along with the Whiting Writers’ Award, he is the recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, National Endowment for the Arts, and Guggenheim Foundation. Brown is a professor and director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.

A Q&A session and book-signing will follow Brown’s reading. Books will be available for purchase.

Funded by the Sandra Isham Vreeland Fund

Kemper Auditorium

Jericho Brown Poetry Reading

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Kemper Auditorium

The Department of English Presents a reading by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet

Join us for a reading by acclaimed poet Jericho Brown, whose poems have appeared in the Nation, the New Republic, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Time, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. Of Brown’s work, Ukrainian American poet Ilya Kaminsky writes, “His lyrics are memorable, muscular, majestic. His voice in these lines is alive….”

Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award; his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon, 2014), was named one of the best poetry books of the year by Library Journal and received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019), his third collection, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Along with the Whiting Writers’ Award, he is the recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, National Endowment for the Arts, and Guggenheim Foundation. Brown is a professor and director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.

A Q&A session and book-signing will follow Brown’s reading. Books will be available for purchase.

Funded by the Sandra Isham Vreeland Fund

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