This livestream reading will be accessible from the Inprint website. Details on how to access the reading will be provided to season subscribers and to those who purchase general admission tickets in the Eventbrite email receipt.
Jericho Brown will read a selection of poems, including from his most recent collection The Tradition, and then converse with UH Creative Writing Program faculty member and winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry, francine j. harris. For more information about the 2020/2021 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, click here.
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“To read Jericho Brown’s poems is to encounter devastating genius,” says Claudia Rankine. A former Houstonian and Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship recipient, Brown grew up in Louisiana and earned a PhD from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. His most recent collection, The Tradition, won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was named among The New York Times Book Review’s “100 Notable Books of the Year.” About the collection, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith writes, “These astounding poems by Jericho Brown don’t merely hold a lens up to the world and watch from a safe distance; they run or roll or stomp their way into what matters―loss, desire, rage, becoming…. they get inside of you and make something there ache…. This is one of the most luminous and courageous voices I have read in a long, long time.” His other poetry collections include The New Testament, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and named one of the best of the year by Library Journal and the Academy of American Poets, and Please, winner of the American Book Award. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME, and elsewhere, as well as several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He currently serves as director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.