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Poets Jericho Brown and Dexter L. Booth
May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jericho Brown reads from The Tradition
Jericho Brown is the recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His first book, Please (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon, 2014), was named one of the best poetry books of the year by Library Journal and received the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019). His poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Time, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry.
Brown earned a PhD from the University of Houston, an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and a BA from Dillard University. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing program at Emory University in Atlanta.
Dexter L. Booth
Dexter L. Booth is the author of one poetry collection, Scratching the Ghost , which won the 2012 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. His poems have been published in Grist, Willow Springs, and New Delta Review. Booth teaches poetry and English composition at Arizona State University.