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Enjoy a collection of poetry and other word artistry curated by WNPR.

A Conversation With Poet Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown in 2019
Brian Cornelius
Jericho Brown in 2019

At the start of this year, Jericho Brown addressed the graduates of the Bennington Writing Seminars Class of January 2020. 

He said, “If you can't imagine these last few days without trees, I know you can't imagine life without poetry. Literature fills needs we did not know we had. Poems and stories plant seeds for things we did not know we needed."

Jericho Brown is this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry for his book, The Tradition, a collection of poetry questioning why and how we’ve become accustomed to violence and trauma.

This hour, Jericho Browns joins us to discuss his work, and advice for new poets.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

GUESTS

  • Jericho Brown - Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Tradition, and director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor and at Emory University (@JerichoBrown)

  • Kimolee Eyrn - State of Connecticut Poetry Out Loud Program Coordinator (@PoetryOutLoud)

 

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