Join Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown in conversation with The Cheeky Natives on Facebook
More about the book!
American poet and writer Jericho Brown will be chatting to The Cheeky Natives on Facebook this evening!
Brown will be reading from his new collection, The Tradition, and talking about poetry, writing and teaching.
The Tradition, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while revelling in a celebration of contradiction.
Date: Thursday, 11 June 2020
Time: 18h00 (Central African Time)
About the book
‘To read Jericho Brown’s poems is to encounter devastating genius.’ – Claudia Rankine
Jericho Brown’s daring poetry collection The Tradition details the normalisation of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal.
Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie?
Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown’s mastery, and his invention of the duplex – a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues – testament to his formal skill.
Watch Brown reading the titular poem ‘The Tradition’ from his Pulitzer Prize winning anthology:
Jericho Brown reading the titular poem ‘The Tradition’ from his Pulitzer Prize winning anthology. Join us tonight in conversation with the brilliant Jericho Brown at 6pm streaming live on FB.
Posted by The Cheeky Natives on Thursday, June 11, 2020