Jericho Brown, Ph.D.
“To read Jericho Brown’s poems is to encounter devastating
A poet and creative writing teacher, Jericho Brown is an
Assistant Professor of English at the University of San
Diego. His first book of poems, Please (New Issues/Western
Michigan University, 2008), explores the intersection of love and
violence through an examination of the history and culture that
surround African Americans.
An American Fellow in Poetry at Harvard University’s Radcliffe
Institute, Mr. Brown is completing work on his second edition of
poetry, The New Testament. The work includes poems
chronicling the lives of prominent television news anchors of the
1980s who were among the first to report on the AIDS epidemic.
The recipient of the prestigious Whiting Writers’ Award, Brown
earned his Ph.D. in creative writing and literature at the
University of Houston. He also has received two travel fellowships
to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland. A former speech writer for
the Mayor of New Orleans, Brown has served as poetry editor at Gulf
Coast and assistant poetry editor at Callaloo. His poems have
appeared in the Iowa Review, jubilat, New
England Review, the Oxford American, and other
journals and anthologies.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
Sun Yat Sen Hall, Queens Campus
Sponsored by the English Department,
the Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, St. John's
University Poetry Club, and the Academic Lecture Series on