In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I’m celebrating some amazing poets. I have scheduled several posts to appear throughout the day. I hope you are as inspired as I am by these amazing writers.
Buy his newest book here.
I first saw Jericho Brown at Poetry at Round Top last year. Hearing him read in the chapel on Sunday morning was a life-changing experience. He’s a poet who manages to be vulnerable and yet completely powerful at the same time. Reading his work on the page is incredible, but go hear him read if you get the chance. You won’t regret it.
Jericho Brown won the American Book Award for his first collection, Please. He holds both a Ph.D. (University of Houston) and an M.F.A. (University of New Orleans). He has received numerous awards for his work.
Read some of Jericho Brown’s poems here.