About Jericho BrownJericho Brown, born Nelson Demery III, is an African-American poet. In 2011, he received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Jubilat, The Nation, New England Review, The New Republic, Oxford American, The New Yorker, Enkare Review, and The Best Ameican Poetry. He is associate editor of the journal Calaloo. His first book, Please, published by New Issues poetry & Prose in 2008 won the American Book Award. His most recent collection of poetry, The New Testament published by Copper Canyon Press in 2014 won the 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and continues his study of issues of race, masculinity and sexuality, often returning to the texts of the Bible.
He is currently an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, he worked as a speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans.
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