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with Jericho Brown

Something that makes you smile

Honoraria, literary prizes that come with cash, and university pay raises.

A confession

I’m in love with Matthew, but I don’t trust that as a good idea since he’s moving away soon, so I act like I’m not in love with Matthew.

The last thing you wrote

A confession.

Your favourite city

In spite of all the awful ways she’s been plundered and gentrified since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is still the greatest city on the planet Earth.

What you’d place in a time capsule

My books, the ones I wrote!

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry anthology. His first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. In April of 2019, He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing as the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta. Copper Canyon Press will release his new book, The Tradition, in April of 2019.