Resilience in the Garden of the Body: Jericho Brown on Love, Violence, and the Normalization of Evil


In this episode, Susan talks with poet and professor Jericho Brown about the juxtaposition of love and violence in our every day lives, resilience and thriving through the current normalization of evil, and his newest stunning collection of poetry “The Tradition.”

Meet This Episode's Guest


Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer's Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019). His poems have appeared in The Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.

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