Jericho Brown: The Tradition

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host poet Jericho Brown who will read from and discuss his daring new poetry collection, The Tradition.

The Tradition questions why and how we’ve become accustomed to terror: in the bedroom, the classroom, the workplace, and the movie theater. From mass shootings to rape to the murder of unarmed people by police, Brown interrupts complacency by locating each emergency in the garden of the body, where living things grow and wither—or survive. In the urgency born of real danger, Brown’s work is at its most innovative. His invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is an all-out exhibition of formal skill, and his lyrics move through elegy and memory with a breathless cadence.

Charis will sell books at this event which is free and open to the public. 

Event address: 
Auburn Ave. Research Library
101 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
The Tradition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556594861
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019

"By some literary magic--no, it's precision, and honesty--Brown manages to bestow upon even the most public of subjects the most intimate and personal stakes."--Craig Morgan Teicher, "I Reject Walls: NPR 2019 Poetry Preview" "A relentless dismantling of identity, a difficult jewel of a poem."--Rita Dove, in her introduction to Jericho Brown's "Dark" (featured in the New York Times Magazine

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

Honored as a "Best Book of 2014" by Library Journal

Honored as a "Standout Book of 2014" by American Poet magazine

Winnner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

Paterson Award for Literary Excellence, 2015