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Dig Deeper: Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown. Photograph by Darnell Wilburn.

Jericho Brown. Photograph by Darnell Wilburn.

Jericho Brown, one of the 2022 Villanova University Literary Festival featured speakers, will read works from his Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection, The Tradition, on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner (and virtually). Brown grew up in Shreveport, LA, and earned a PhD from the University of Houston, an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and a BA from Dillard University.

Brown is author of the The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection, The Tradition, won the Paterson Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor at Emory University.

Dig deeper and explore the links below for more on Brown’s work:

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.







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Last Modified: January 26, 2022

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