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The tradition

Author: Jericho Brown
Publisher: Port Townsend, WA : Copper Canyon Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[This book] details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown's poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we've become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jericho Brown
ISBN: 9781556594861 1556594860
OCLC Number: 1113894902
Description: 110 pages
Responsibility: Jericho Brown.

Abstract:

"[This book] details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown's poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we've become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown's mastery, and his invention of the duplex--a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues--is testament to his formal skill. [This book] is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction."--Publisher's description.

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