By (author) Jericho Brown
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Please by Jericho Brown
Book DescriptionPlease explores the points in our lives at which love and violence intersect. Drunk on its own rhythms and full of imaginative and often frightening imagery, Please is the album playing in the background of the history and culture that surround African American/male identity and sexuality. Just as radio favorites like Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, and Pink Floyd characterize loss, loneliness, addiction, and denial with their voices, these poems' chorus of speakers transform moments of intimacy and humor into spontaneous music. In Please, Jericho Brown sings the influence soul culture has on American life with the accuracy of the blues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781930974791
(211mm x 150mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Western Michigan University, New Issues Press
Publisher: Western Michigan University, New Issues Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jericho Brown
When I Grow Up I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities, Paperback (April 2017)
This award-winning debut interrogates the fragile, inherited ways of approaching love and family from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives.
New Testament, Paperback / softback (September 2014)
Jericho Brown ushers the body from political and religious battlegrounds, employing the rhythms of sexuality and spirituality to protest oppression.
Year in Ink, Volume 4, Paperback / softback (January 2011)» View all books by Jericho Brown
Forty-two writers are represented in this fourth anthology from San Diego Writers, Ink, in a collection that includes poetry, short stories, novel and memoir excerpts, creative nonfiction, and flash fiction.
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Author Biography - Jericho Brown
JERICHO BROWN worked as speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. He also holds an M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans and a B.A. from Dillard University. The recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, and two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, Brown teaches at the University of San Diego where he is the Director of the Cropper Center for Creative Writing. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, jubilat, Oxford American, A Public Space, and several other journals and anthologies. Please, his first book, won the 2009 American Book Award.
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