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Jericho Brown headshot and book covers for The Tradition and Night Angler

Jericho Brown & Geffrey Davis

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book of poetry, Please, won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by Library JournalColdfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of the collection The Tradition. His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, the Nation, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the New RepublicTIME, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. He is associate professor and the director of the creative writing program at Emory University in Atlanta.

Geffrey Davis is the author of two full collections of poetry: Revising the Storm, winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Prize and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, and Night Angler. He is also the author of the chapbook Begotten, coauthored with F. Douglas Brown. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in CrazyhorseMississippi ReviewNew England Review, the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, PBS NewsHour, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.


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April 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm