Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown, photo by Brian Cornelius
Jericho Brown, photo by Brian Cornelius

Jericho Brown is a Whiting Award winner and the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar. He has been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Hurston Wright Poetry Prize.

Brown is the author of three collections of poetry: The Tradition, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award and winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; The New Testament, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets; and Please, which won the 2009 American Book Award.

His poems have appeared in the Nation, New Yorker, New Republic, Paris Review, BuzzFeed, Time, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies.

He is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing and director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.


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

Video: Brown at the 2019 National Book Festival