Jericho Brown is the author of Please (2008) and The New Testament (2014). His first book won the American Book Award while the later won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of the collection The Tradition (2019). Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies, and countless others. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.