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The Tradition
The Tradition | Jericho Brown
The Tradition explores cultural threats on black bodies, resistance, and the interplay of desire and privilege in a dangerous era.
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TheSpineView
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Nutmegnc What a beautiful cover! 2mo
PageShifter I agree: beautiful cover. Enjoy! 2mo
Eggs 💚🌺❤️ 2mo
TheSpineView @Nutmegnc @PageShifter @Eggs It is a lovely cover!❤📕 2mo
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vlwelser
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This book is so beautiful. The #audiobook is only an hour. I definitely recommend it.

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#poetrymatters @TheSpineView
Prompt: Gesture

Such a powerful poem. I want to read more by this poet. I tagged the book this poem in case anyone else is interested.

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DivineDiana
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I first heard of Jericho Brown on Krista Tippet‘s podcast “On Being”. He impressed me. A Southern black gay poet and professor, he writes of love, race and sex. The poems are spare. Not one unnecessary word. I can‘t say that I understood everything, but I do know that I will keep trying. This book won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Link to Podcast:
https://onbeing.org/programs/jericho-brown-small-truths-and-other-surprises/

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DivineDiana
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For 19 years, the Free Library of Philadelphia has promoted literacy, library usage and civic dialogue through its One Book, One Philadelphia program. This is the first time that a book of poetry was chosen. I attended the opening event online and was captivated by the charisma of Jericho Brown!

Virtual events are taking place throughout the month :
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/onebook/obop21/docs/one-book-2021-calend...

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Kenyazero
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Every week, I highlight #LGBTQAuthors as part of #TheRainbowShelf 🏳️‍🌈 Award-winning poet Jericho Brown is the director of the Creative Writing program at Emory University, where he is also a professor. His poems have been published widely, appearing in Time, several volumes of The Best American Poetry, and the New Yorker.

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DanaManiac
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4 ⭐️

I don't read poetry often, but was drawn to this collection. Jericho's writing is so beautiful that I even enjoyed reading the poems that I could not resonate with.

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Bertha_Mason
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"Gratitude is black— / Black as a hero returning from war to a country / that banked on his death. / Thank God. It can‘t get much darker than that."
-"Hero"

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DanaManiac
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Started this incredible book of poems on this sunny Saturday morning!

TheKidUpstairs What a gorgeous cover! 11mo
DanaManiac @TheKidUpstairs Right?! It drew me right in! ☺️ 11mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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My husband I have watched It‘s a Wonderful Life, at least in part, every Christmas Eve since we started dating... 20 years ago. #tradition #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 26pts

kspenmoll We watch it too-never gets old! 🎄 13mo
Texreader That‘s so awesome! 13mo
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kimmypete1
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Two of my favorite #HolidayTraditions

White fudge covered Oreos and the porcelain Christmas Around the World Houses and Ice Rink handed down to me from my mom.

#WinterGames2020 #ReadNosedReindeer

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Kshakal
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My best friend and I always do Pinterest Christmas and I am almost finished with her present!! #tradition #forevernovember @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 So cool! 1y
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WellReadCatLady
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Lunch time reading

readordierachel Loved this one ❤ 1y
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plemmdog
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A powerful collection.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Super excited for the keynote kickoff of the Decatur Book Festival this afternoon!!!

If u want to join, here‘s the link:

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ajc-dbf-2020-keynote-jericho-brown/register?utm_sourc...

Well-ReadNeck Jericho Brown is AMAZING. I had no idea he invented a new poetic form, the Duplex. He read several poems from his Pulitzer Prize winning collection. ❤️ 1y
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BarbaraJean
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I will not shoot myself
In the head, and I will not shoot myself
In the back, and I will not hang myself
With a trashbag, and if I do,
I promise you, I will not do it
In a police car while handcuffed
Or in the jail cell of a town
I only know the name of
Because I have to drive through it
To get home.
—from “Bullet Points”

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Lindy
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In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, gay poet Jericho Brown shines a light on traditions of normalizing racism, rape, police violence & other evils. He battles hate with words of love & truth. “The opposite of rape is understanding.” Morning glories, delphiniums, crape myrtles & other flora represent family strength, pride, sorrows & lives cut short. References to Greek myth & use of a hybrid poetic form add layers of brilliance.#BLM #poetry

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Lindy
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I begin with love, hoping to end there.

#BLM #LGBTQ #poetry

BarbaraTheBibliophage I love bleeding hearts. My garden is just chock full of them! 2y
Cathythoughts Are bleeding hearts the same as fuchsia? In Irish fuchsia means “ the tears of god “ .... @BarbaraTheBibliophage 2y
Lindy @Cathythoughts No, bleeding hearts are dicentra. Not at all like fuchsia except for their shared beauty. 😊 @BarbaraTheBibliophage (edited) 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts Pretty sure they are different flowers. I love that Irish translation! 2y
Lindy @BarbaraTheBibliophage The main drawback to bleeding hearts, at least in my garden, is that after blooming the entire plant sort of fades away until next year, leaving a big gap. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lindy I agree. Mine are so huge now that by this time of the year, there‘s just a gaping hole. Not sure how I‘m going to handle it ... 2y
MrsMalaprop So beautiful. So fleeting 😍. 2y
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Julsmarshall
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Lyrical, gorgeous, raw-there is a lot of graceful power packed into this slim volume. I love this poetry collection and look forward to reading more from Jericho Brown. #poetry #ownvoices #blacklivesmatter #diversespines #BLMReadingList

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This book is gorgeous, inside and out!

Christine Wow, what a cover! 2y
Julsmarshall @christine Isn‘t it a stunner? 2y
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Lindy
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I love a man I know could die
And not by way of illness
And not by his own hand
But because of the color of that hand and all
His flawless skin.

–Of My Fury

#LGBTQ #poetry #BlackLivesMatter

Butterfinger Beautiful and sad. 2y
Lindy @Butterfinger Indeed. And it resonates with the title of a concurrent read: (edited) 2y
batsy 💔 2y
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kathedron
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Being used to ticking various "other" boxes, to my discredit I surely skim over the privilege of my white skin: Jericho Brown sets me straight (in a manner of speaking!) on that.

In the Poetry Book Society bulletin, he says, "If your tears still mean anything to you, I want my poems to make you do the crying that leads to real thinking... . Poems make it impossible to return to the world unbothered.

I am very much bothered!
Don't miss this book.

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Lindy
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“When this text appears on one line on your device, the resulting settings will most accurately reproduce the layout of text on the page and the line length intended by the author.”
Copper Canyon Press, thanks for this instruction. I guess I will switch to reading this ebook of poetry on my laptop instead of my phone.
#tinyfont

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Julsmarshall
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#Bookmail truly is the best mail! I think I have some good ones in here! Any suggestions about what I should read first? #poetry #blackvoices

marleed I loved Clap When You Land! 2y
callielafleur That CWYL cover 😍😍😍😍😍😍 2y
TheBookHippie Beautiful !! All three on my wish list ❤️ 2y
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PMMREADS
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#poetry #qpoc #pulitzerprize #poet #quickread check this out 📚📖

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daena
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First library books of the new year!

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DreesReads
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Another National Book Award for Poetry 2019 finalist. I found some of these poems to be very powerful, others are over my head. Perhaps due to lack of shared experience? The focus here is his life as a gay black American man/son. His father is in many of these. Definitely worth the read. #poetry #nationalbookaward

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BethM
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#holidaytradition Going to old world Christmas market with my aunt! This year marked year 14, and my uncle came along. Her and I have always been the two constants though :) #wintergames #tmskellington please excuse the unflattering double chin lol!

coffees 21pts! 2y
Avanders 😍🥰😍 Old World Christmas Market sounds amazing!! 2y
Avanders (And, as always, you look adorable 😘) 2y
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Redwritinghood
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#Hoopla #NBApoetry2019 A varied collection about race and sexuality. Wonderful language and structure. 4⭐️

merelybookish Pretty cover too! 2y
Redwritinghood @Come-read-with-me Hope you like it! 2y
Come-read-with-me @Redwritinghood I‘m sure I will. I‘ll let you know 🤓 2y
BiblioLitten Love the cover💕 2y
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tamaria
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“Men like me and my brothers filmed what we
Planted for proof we existed before
Too late, sped the video to see blossoms
Brought in seconds, colors you expect in poems
Where the world ends, everything cut down.
John Crawford. Eric Garner. Mike Brown.”

I finally finished this book for day 3/31 of #theSealeyChallenge. It always takes me so long to read Jericho Brown because I want to read each poem over and over and over...

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Well-ReadNeck
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National Poetry Month.

Fabulous collection. At first I was confused by the variety of topics and styles, but after a bit, that was one of the things I loved about it.

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HipcheckandPaperbacks
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“The blk mind is a continuous mind
I am not a narrative form
But damnit if I don‘t tell a story”

- After Avery R. Young by Jericho Brown

#poetry #readathon

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