Legacy & Lessons: From Black Power to Black Lives Matter

September 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone

The Auburn Avenue Research Library, will rebroadcast the community conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning poet and writer Jericho Brown, on his poetry collection “The Tradition”. This conversation was originally Recorded on May 14, 2019.

The Tradition questions why and how we’ve become accustomed to terror: in the bedroom, the classroom, the workplace, and the movie theater. From mass shootings to rape to the murder of unarmed people by police, Brown interrupts complacency by locating each emergency in the garden of the body, where living things grow and wither—or survive. In the urgency born of real danger, Brown’s work is at its most innovative. His invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is an all-out exhibition of formal skill, and his lyrics move through elegy and memory with a breathless cadence. Jericho Brown is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.

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