Wisconsin Book Festival presents Jericho Brown for THE TRADITION


Presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Program in Creative Writing, Jericho Brown will appear live to read from his new book, The Tradition. Beauty abounds in Jericho Brown’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection, despite the evil that pollutes the everyday. The Tradition questions why and how we’ve become accustomed to terror: in the bedroom, the classto room, the workplace, and the movie theater. From mass shootings to rape to the murder of unarmed people by police, Brown interrupts complacency by locating each emergency in the garden of the body, where living things grow and wither—or survive. In the urgency born of real danger, Brown’s work is at its most innovative. His invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is an all-out exhibition of formal skill, and his lyrics move through elegy and memory with a breathless cadence. Jericho Brown is a poet of eros: here he wields this power as never before, touching the very heart of our cultural crisis.

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Central Library
Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
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Reserved time: -
Setup: No Setup Required
Takedown: No Take-down Required

Full chairs with wall down

Small stage with lectern and microphone

Three tables in Madison Room for sales, signing, and information

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Created by: cmoran
Created: 9/27/21 - 12:06
Last updated: 1/6/22 - 10:30
Audience: Adult
Type: Library Program
Category/Topic: Author Reading
Language: English
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