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Poetry. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. PLEASE explores the points in our lives at which love and violence intersect. Drunk on its own rhythms and full of imaginative and often frightening imagery, PLEASE is the album playing in the background of the history and culture that surround African American/male identity and sexuality. Just as radio favorites like Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, and Pink Floyd characterize loss, loneliness, addiction, and denial with their voices, these poems' chorus of speakers transform moments of intimacy and humor into spontaneous music. In PLEASE, Jericho Brown sings the influence soul culture has on American life with the accuracy of the blues.

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Drunk on its own rhythms and full of imaginative and often frightening imagery, Please is the album playing in the background of the history and culture that surround African American/male identity and sexuality.

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Jericho Brown worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. He also holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a BA from Dillard University. The recipient of a Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, he has served as poetry editor at Gulf Coast and assistant poetry editor at Callaloo. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, jubilat, New England Review, Oxford American, and several other journals and anthologies. Brown teaches creative writing as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Diego. New Issues Poetry and Prose published his first book PLEASE.

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kreativejournalist, April 5, 2013 (view all comments by kreativejournalist)
I was a student at the University of Houston enrolled in the Creative Writing Program -- when Jericho was there. I recently read some of his poems from this book and they are simply dazzling. I love the realness and beat with his poetry. I like the honesty and boldness of his work as well. I would tell anyone to read this book then sign up for a class with Jericho Brown.
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ISBN:
9781930974791
Author:
Brown, Jericho
Publisher:
New Issues Poetry Press
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry/African American
Series:
New Issues Poetry & Prose
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
69
Dimensions:
8.30x5.90x.40 in. .40 lbs.

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