Award winning poet and new assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory, Jericho Brown, delivers the Feminist Founders Reading at Emory University on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. The reading is free and open to the public with a book signing to follow the reading.
Brown's first collection of poetry, "PLEASE," won the 2009 American Book Award and he was recently awarded a fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. The fellowship, awarded only to those who are nominated by others, includes a six-week residency in Umbria, Italy. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including "The American Poetry Review," "jubilat," "Oxford American," "Ploughshares," "A Public Space," "Tin House," and "The 100 Best African American Poems." He is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland.
Jericho Brown grew up in Louisiana and worked as the speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans before receiving his PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. He also holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a BA from Dillard University. He has taught at numerous conferences and workshops and previously was an assistant professor of English at the University of San Diego.
The Feminist Founders Reading takes place Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library and is a part of the Emory University Creative Writing Program Reading Series, bringing international writers to the Emory and Atlanta community. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, visit arts.emory.edu.