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Poetry Promise Reading Series: Jericho Brown

  • The Writer's Block 519 S. 6th Street, Ste. 100 Las Vegas, NV 89101 USA (map)

A reading featuring poet Jericho Brown, presented by the Clark County Poet Laureate.

Please join us for the first of two free events with poet Jericho Brown, in support of his acclaimed new collection, The Tradition.

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, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. His latest collection, The Tradition, was released this April. Brown’s poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Time, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta, and is the Poetry Editor of The Believer magazine.

On Saturday (May 18th) at 2pm, Brown will be leading a free Poetry Writing Workshop at the Dondero Cultural Center (3130 McLeod Dr. Las Vegas).

This is event is presented by Poetry Promise, a 501c3 organization advocating for the arts and poetic expression in the Las Vegas Valley. Donations accepted at http://poetrypromise.org/giving/. This event is sponsored by NV Energy, the Oral History Research Center at UNLV Libraries, Clark County, NV, and the Nevada State College Office of Arts and Culture (Diamond Community Partner).

Earlier Event: May 6
Lesley Nneka Arimah
Later Event: June 1
Poets Laureate Reading