As a continuation of the American Men’s Studies Association’s commitment to honoring the arts, award-winning poet Jericho Brown will be the Poet in Residence for AMSA’s 25th annual conference March 31-April 2, 2017. He is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.
Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston and is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. His first book, Please (New Issues, 2008) won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon: 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award as well as being named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets.
Twelve participants will be selected to work with Dr. Brown during two conference sessions and to read their work at a performance with him on Saturday night. Interested participants should submit two poems firstname.lastname@example.org by February 17th, 2017. Selected participants will be notified by March 10th.
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