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Jericho Brown is author of The Tradition, 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. He has received numerous prizes, including the Whiting Award. the American Book Award (for his first book, Please) and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (for his second book, The New Testament). His third work, the collection The Tradition, won the Paterson Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Brown’s poems have appeared in the Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, the New Republic, the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Time magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry annual anthology. He is the director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor at Emory University, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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