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Jericho Brown

Forfatter af The Tradition

7+ Værker 748 Medlemmer 19 Anmeldelser 1 Favorited

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Værker af Jericho Brown

The Tradition (2019) 460 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
The New Testament (2014) 154 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Please (New Issues Poetry & Prose) (2008) 110 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Year In Ink, Volume 4 (2011) 1 eksemplar
Some Instructions 1 eksemplar
La tradizione (2022) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 (2021) — Bidragyder — 868 eksemplarer, 22 anmeldelser
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (2016) — Bidragyder — 866 eksemplarer, 32 anmeldelser
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Bidragyder — 178 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (2015) — Bidragyder — 174 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Best American Poetry 2015 (2015) — Bidragyder — 97 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018) — Bidragyder — 91 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 80 eksemplarer
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (2018) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (2017) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Best American Poetry 2022 (The Best American Poetry series) (2022) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (2006) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Queer South: Lgbtq Writers on the American South (2014) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (2019) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (2018) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
The Bitter Southerner Magazine, issue No. 1 (2021) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Between Paradise & Earth: Eve Poems (2023) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Fødselsdato
1976
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Land (til kort)
USA
Fødested
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Bopæl
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets (2022)

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1 Corinthians 13:11

When I was a child, I spoke as a child.
I even had a child's disease. I ran
From the Doberman like all children
On my street, but old men called me
Special. The Doberman caught up,
Chewed my right knee. Limp now
In two places, I carried a child's Bible
Like a football under the arm that didn't
Ache. I was never alone. I owned
My brother's shame of me. I loved
The words thou and thee. Both meant
My tongue in front of my teeth.
Both meant a someone speaking to me.
So what if I itched. So what if I couldn't
Breathe. I climbed the cyclone fence
Like children on my street and went
First when old men asked for a boy
To pray or to read. Some had it worse -
Nobody whipped me with a water hose
Or a phone cord or a leash. Old men
Said I'd grow into my face, and I did.
… (mere)
 
Markeret
lelandleslie | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2024 |
Jericho Brown's collection has the ability to be both mesmerizing with it's tightly packed lines and painful. But the thought that keeps recurring with each read is that there's a lot of love in these poems. Not the overly sentimental love. Critical, honest, at times harsh.

In Brown's 'Duplex' that begins the third section he owns this intent: 'I begin with love, hoping to end there / I don't want to leave a messy corpse.' A kind of brutal honesty that wants the person, place, thing the poem is confronting - to be there tomorrow - knowing in the present culture of fear and its violent offspring - that is not a given.

Nothing, whether it's lovers, family, community, faith, escapes this critical eye - something Brown ties together in 'Stake' when he asks 'How / old will I get in a nation / that believes we can grow out / of a grave' (43). For the poems' harshness they carry with them an undercurrent of hope that is never far away, but a current that requires digging beneath the false mythologies in order to find it. Important, essential collection.
… (mere)
 
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DAGray08 | 13 andre anmeldelser | Jan 1, 2024 |
Bullet Points >>>>
 
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cbwalsh | 13 andre anmeldelser | Sep 13, 2023 |
"You come with a little
Black string tied
Around your tongue,
Knotted to remind
Where you came from"

A book of bitterness, trauma, and generational resentment. Good poetry, but a difficult collection to get through.
 
Markeret
eurydactyl | 13 andre anmeldelser | Jul 20, 2023 |

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Værker
7
Also by
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Medlemmer
748
Popularitet
#33,983
Vurdering
4.2
Anmeldelser
19
ISBN
26
Sprog
4
Udvalgt
1

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