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Jericho BrownDirector of Creative Writing ProgramWinship Distinguished Research Professor of English and Creative Writing


Jericho 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, the National Endowment for the Arts and USA Artists.

His poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New RepublicBuzzfeedThe Pushcart Prize Anthology, and The Best American Poetry. 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. His third collection of poetry, The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press), was published in April 2019 and was a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry.

He is the Winship Distinguished Research Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University and director of the Creative Writing Program.


  • B.A., Dillard University
  • M.F.A., University of New Orleans
  • Ph.D., University of Houston


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