Visiting Writers Series Hosts Jericho Brown

The Pacific University Visiting Writers Series presents Jericho Brown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Taylor Auditorium, Marsh Hall.

Brown is the author of two books of poetry. His most recent collection, The New Testament, was described by Yusef Komunyakaa as a chronicle of “life and death, personal rituals and blasphemies, race and nation, the good and the bad.”

His first collection of poetry, Please, won the 2009 American Book Award. The collection has received tremendous praise since its release. Ilya Kaminsky notes, “His lyrics are memorable, muscular, majestic. Brown’s poems are living on the page.”

Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award among others. He grew up in Shreveport, La., and worked as a speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans. He is currently an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the English Club. Admission is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015