Jericho Brown 

Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer's Award. Brown’s first book, PLEASE (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, THE NEW TESTAMENT (Copper Canyon, 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is THE TRADITION (Copper Canyon, 2019). His poems have appeared in THE BENNINGTON REVIEW, BUZZFEED, FENCE, JUBILAT, THE NEW REPUBLIC, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE NEW YORKER, THE PARIS REVIEW, TIME MAGAZINE, and several volumes of THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University. For more information on A Seat in the Shade please visit
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