Cropper Writers Series: Poet Jericho Brown

Cropper Writers Series: Poet Jericho Brown

Cropper Writers Series: Poet Jericho Brown

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  • Friday, November 14, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




“To read Jericho Brown’s poems is to encounter devastating genius.” —Claudia Rankine

The Cropper Writer's Series presents Jericho Brown.

Jericho Brown worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. He also holds an M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans and a B.A. from Dillard University, and he has served as poetry editor at Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Brown's poems have appeared in Callaloo, The Iowa Review, jubilat, New England Review, and Prairie Schooner. The recipient of a Cave Canem Fellowship, two scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, Brown is currently an assistant professor of English at the University of San Diego where he teaches creative writing. Western Michigan University’s New Issues Poetry and Prose published his first book, Please.


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