Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Jericho Brown wins Pulitzer
Yesterday, Jericho Brown was announced as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his volume The Tradition. What an accomplishment. He's been doing the work for many years now, so to receive an honor like this is really special.
His book The Tradition contains really powerful personal explorations, and the book also includes this form he created known as the duplex.
The Pulitzer committee wrote the following about The Tradition: "A collection of masterful lyrics that combine delicacy with historical urgency in their loving evocation of bodies vulnerable to hostility and violence."
It's a strong, creative book. And now, it's received this high recognition.
• A Notebook on Jericho Brown