Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown, photo by John Lucas
Jericho Brown, photo by John Lucas

Jericho Brown is a Whiting Award winner and the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Brown’s first book, Please, won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection, The Tradition, was released earlier this year.

His poems have appeared in the Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, the New Republic, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, TIME magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry.

He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.


selected bibliography

The Tradition by Jericho Brown
The Tradition (2020)
The New Testament by Jericho Brown
The New Testament (2014)
Please by Jericho Brown
Please (2008)

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online resources

Jericho Brown’s website
“Creative Writing Professor Named Finalist for National Book Award in Poetry,” the Emory Wheel, October 9, 2019
“For Poet, The Tradition Was an Unexpected Obsession,” the Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2019
“Brown: ‘Poetry is a veil in front of a heart beating at a fast pace,” the Guardian, July 28,  2018

Video: Brown at the 2019 National Book Festival