The Tradition (Paperback)Jericho Brown (author)
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Brown’s creation of the ‘duplex’ – an accomplished fusion of the sonnet, the ghazal and the blues – brings this scorching collection to full-throated life. Unafraid to explore the seamier side of the modern psyche, The Tradition meditates on the nature of evil, of fatherhood and of blackness, with an uncompromising tone and moral fire.
A Poetry Book Society Choice
'To read Jericho Brown's poems is to encounter devastating genius.' - Claudia Rankine
Jericho Brown's daring poetry collection 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?
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 - testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while revelling in a celebration of contradiction.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 86
Weight: 153 g
Dimensions: 197 x 152 x 11 mm