ONLINE CLASS: Spotlight: The Poetry of Jericho Brown (2146)

One Sunday: June 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST 

$50.00 (10% off for Members)

In 2020, Jericho Brown’s collection The Tradition won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry—providing a bright moment in a bleak year. Brown, who at one time worked as a speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans, writes lyric poems that are both ebullient and tender. His work contends with what it means to be an openly gay Black man in the American south; he writes movingly of music, faith, and the body. This two-hour seminar will lay out the core principles of Brown's aesthetic, including his design of the contemporary “duplex” form, drawing on interviews and lectures. Advance familiarity with Brown’s work is recommended but not required; all levels of expertise are welcome. One Sunday: June 13th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST Online Class. 

Required texts:

The Tradition, by Jericho Brown (9781556594861)

The New Testament, by Jericho Brown (9781556594571)

Please, by Jericho Brown (9781930974791)

Sandra Beasley is the author of four poetry collections, including Made to Explode, her most recent book, and I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize. Honors for her work include a 2015 NEA Literature Fellowship, the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, the John Montague International Poetry Fellowship, and five D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowships. She is also the author of the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. She lives in Washington, D.C. 

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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The Tradition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556594861
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019

The New Testament Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556594571
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - September 16th, 2014

Please Cover Image
ISBN: 9781930974791
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Published: New Issues Poetry and Prose - October 1st, 2008