Where Are We Now: Jericho Brown

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December 2, 2009 by adschoen

Former WITS writer Jericho Brown’s book, Please, was recently given the 2009 American Book Award.  Since its release by New Issues, the book has been critically acclaimed and is now in its third printing.  He is currently at Cambridge on a Bunting Fellowship.

Jericho was also named a great “debut poet” of 2008 by Poets and Writers.  His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, jubilat, New England Review, and Oxford American among others.  Jericho received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and was a speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans before coming to Houston to earn his PhD in literature and creative writing.

Jericho has been a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, and two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland.


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