The Tradition

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Author(s): Jericho Brown
Awards:2020-Poetry-Winner-Pulitzer Prize,
2019-Poetry-Shortlist-National Book Award
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Product Number: DD47060
Released: Oct 08, 2019
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ISBN: #9781684576173
Narrator/s: J.D. Jackson
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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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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The Tradition
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Author(s): Jericho Brown
Narrator(s): J.D. Jackson
Product Number Z100152942
Released: Oct 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684576166
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Author(s): Jericho Brown
Narrator(s): Jericho Brown
Product Number Z100171139
Released: Dec 22, 2020
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781696602211
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Author(s): Jericho Brown
Product Number EB00769850
Released: Oct 02, 2019
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Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: #9781619321953

Professional reviews

"In this third collection of poems by the 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown, narrator JD Jackson steadily delivers a heartfelt narration of what Brown describes his book to be about: "the normalization of evil . . . and why these things, as heinous as they are, are normal in our time and in our culture." In this short audiobook, Jackson is clear, moderately emphatic, and heavy-voiced. His tone expresses the gravity of the theme. While not sounding desperate, as he moves swiftly from one poem to the next, it's as if he is saying, "You need to hear this." The personal connection that Jackson conveys with poise and clarity is the embodiment of Brown's words: "A poem is a gesture toward home." T.E.C. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"