Jericho Brown

Brian Cornelius

Jericho Brown has received 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 a 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 is The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019). His poems have appeared in 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 an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.

Awards and Honors

Whiting Writers Award

American Book Award

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship

Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University Fellowship

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellowship

Krakow Poetry Seminar Fellowship

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship