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The Tradition

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Poetry
Unabridged   1 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/08/2019

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The Tradition

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684576173
Digital Download ISBN:9781684576166

Summary

Jericho Brown's daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal.

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Jericho Brown's daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown's poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we’ve become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown's mastery, and his invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.

Author Bio

Jericho Brown's first book, 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 of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets; the collection was also nominated for the NAACP award for poetry.