Jump-start Your Engines Poetry Workshop
In the Jump-start Your Engines Poetry Workshop, Jericho Brown helps participants generate work through a set of unconventional exercises that keep our ears open and our fingers moving. The workshop engenders new ideas about writing, and as there is a profound relationship between reading poetry and writing it, we participants read, discuss, and even recite the work of several poets whose examples might lead us to developing our craft. (Poets may bring a single short poem for one of the exercises should we have time for it.)
Jericho Brown worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans and is a recent recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Brown is now an Assistant Professor at Emory University.
His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals and anthologies including, The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The New Yorker, Oxford American, The New Republic, and The Best American Poetry.
His first book, PLEASE (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award.