This workshop is by application only and requires a writing sample of the applicant’s best unpublished work. Carefully read all manuscript guidelines before applying.

Jericho Brown

jericho-brown-c-john-lucasJericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and 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 York TimesThe New YorkerThe New RepublicBuzzfeed, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology.  His first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library JournalColdfront, and the Academy of American Poets.  He is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University.


Course Description
This workshop has as its foremost feature the writing and critiquing of poems by students.  Students will make use of poetic terms and learn more about the work of major American poets as we engender in one another new ideas about writing.  As there is a profound relationship between reading poetry and writing it, we will read, discuss, and even recite the work of several poets whose example might lead us to a further honing of our craft. We will read each other’s work, giving and receiving the kind of feedback that binds any community of poets.