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Virtual Event: Civility and Its Limits—Speaking Out Through Poetry with Jericho Brown
October 14 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Celebrated poet Jericho Brown will read from his work and answer questions in a virtual visit with the FIT community. Brown is author of The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019) for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Award.
Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon, 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection, The Tradition, won the Paterson Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His poems have appeared in The Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is a professor at Emory University and is the director of the creative writing program.
Moderated by Dr. Amy Lemmon, English and Communication Studies. This event is part of FIT’s Civility Week 2020.
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