The Tradition by Jericho Brown audiobook

The Tradition

By Jericho Brown
Read by JD Jackson

Highbridge Audio 9781556594861
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Jericho Brown's daring new book The Tradition 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. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

A National Book Award Finalist

A PBS NewsHour-New York Times Book Club Pick

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

A BookRiot Pick of Must-Read Poetry Collections

Jericho Brown's daring new book The Tradition 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. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brown’s hard-won lyricism finds fire (and idyll) in the intersection of politics and love for queer Black men.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Searing.” Washington Post
“Poetry that engages history and today’s front page, in lyrical language that moves quietly and then lands with a punch. Brown’s is a tough and tender voice. PBS News Hour
“Drawing on the language of myths and flowers, Jericho Brown’s newest poems extol, dismantle, challenge, and enlarge the tradition.” Los Angeles Review of Books
“incredible.” NPR

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Author Bio: Jericho Brown

Author Bio: Jericho Brown

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 1.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English