Lamont Poet Jericho Brown

Photo by Stephanie Mitchell

On Wednesday January 15th, award-winning poet  Lamont Poet Jericho Brown will give a reading in Assembly Hall as part of Phillip Exeter Academy’s 2019-2020 Lamont Poetry Series.

Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. His most recent collection, The Tradition (2019), was recently named a 2019 National Book Award Finalist.

His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Time, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.

The reading will begin at 7:30 pm in the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is free and open to the public.