Brown at the 2014 Texas Book Festival
|Born||Nelson Demery III|
April 14, 1976
Life[change | change source]
Brown was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from Dillard University in 1995. He later went to graduate school. He got a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans and a Ph.D from the University of Houston.
Brown was a teaching fellow in the English department at the University of Houston from 2002 to 2007, a visiting professor at San Diego State University's MFA program in spring 2009, and an assistant professor of English at the University of San Diego. He has also taught at numerous conferences and workshops, including the Iowa Summer Writing Festival at the University of Iowa. Now he is an associate professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
His poems have appeared in many magazines. Some of the magazines where his poetry has been published are The Iowa Review, jubilat, The Nation, New England Review, The New Republic, Oxford American, The New Yorker, Enkare Review and The Best American Poetry. He serves as an Assistant Editor at Callaloo. His first book, Please won the American Book Award. His book of poetry, The New Testament, (Copper Canyon Press, 2014) won the 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.
The Pulitzer Prizes' home-page calls The Tradition "A collection of masterful lyrics that combine delicacy with historical urgency in their loving evocation of bodies vulnerable to hostility and violence." 
Style[change | change source]
The poet has invented a new poetry form. He calls it "duplex." In a duplex poem, first there is a couplet. Then the second line is repeated with a new line. This is "repeated and a new line is added, and then repeated until there are seven couplets of nine to eleven syllables each. ... The first line is [repeated as] the fourteenth line." 
Quotations[change | change source]
“I’m more than a conqueror, bigger / Than bravery. I don’t march. I’m the one who leaps.” "A poem is a gesture toward home." 
Awards[change | change source]
- 2020 Pulitzer Prize
- 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship 
- 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
- 2015 Thomas-Gunn Award 
- 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry
- 2009 American Book Award for Please
- 2009 Whiting Award
- 2009–2010 fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
- Kraków Poetry Seminar in Poland, travel fellowships
- Cave Canem Fellowship
- Bread Loaf Writer's Conference two scholarships
Works[change | change source]
- Brown, Jericho (2019). The Tradition. ISBN 978-1-55659-486-1.
- Brown, Jericho (2014). The New Testament. ISBN 978-1-55659-457-1.
- Brown, Jericho (2008). Please. New Issues Poetry & Prose. ISBN 978-1-930974-79-1.
- ""Thrive"". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29., Oxford American, October 2014
- "Elegy", Rumpus, May 2009
- ""Rick"". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29., AGNI, March 2007
- "To Be Seen", The Missouri Review
References[change | change source]
- 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced - Full List : NPR
- Emory Professor Jericho Brown Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
- "Jericho Brown". Academy of American Poets. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- Brown, Jericho (2010-06-15). "Jericho Brown". Jericho Brown. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
- "Jericho Brown, Associate Professor". Archived from the original on 2020-02-24. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
- "The Missouri Review". The Missouri Review. Archived from the original on 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "Copper Canyon Press: The New Testament, Poetry by Jericho Brown". www.coppercanyonpress.org.
- Gutting The Sonnet: A Conversation With Jericho Brown - The Rumpus.net
- John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Jericho Brown
- The Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry | The Publishing Triangle
- "National Endowment for the Arts 2011 Poetry Fellows". Archived from the original on November 27, 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Jericho Brown|
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- Official website
- 'Love in Contemporary American Gay Male Poetry in the Works of Richard Siken, Eduardo C Corral and Jericho Brown' Simeon Kronenberg, Cordite Poetry Review (2015).
- "Profile at The Whiting Foundation"
- "Danger by Desire: A Conversation between Jericho Brown & James Allen Hall", Boxcar Poetry Review
- "Naming Each Place"
- Until the Fulcrum Tips: A Conversation with Rita Dove and Jericho Brown, The Best American Poetry
- "Jericho Brown Presents The Phantastique 5", The Best American Poetry