Poetry Reading Set for Brown Induction into Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

On Thursday,  June 16th at 6 p.m., the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will induct Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jericho Brown into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.  Brown will deliver a poetry reading and participate in a Q&A discussion; a light reception will follow. 

Brown is the author of three collections of poetry: The Tradition, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award and the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; The New Testatment 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; and Please, which won the 2009 American Book Award.  He is director of the Creative Writing Program and Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University.

Brown is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliff Institute at Harvard University, the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland; he was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, the Thom  Gunn Award, and the Hurston Wright Poetry Prize.

This event is free, but registration is requested