Author of “The Tradition” & Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award, Jericho Brown, was featured in the 2020 Winter Words alongside friend and fellow poet Ada Limón. 

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting 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. Brown’s first book, “Please,” won the American Book Award. His second book, “The New Testament,” won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront and the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of the collection “The Tradition,” which is a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award. His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Time and The Pushcart Prize Anthology and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.