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Georgia poet and Emory professor Jericho Brown awarded the Pulitzer | AJC

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Georgia poet and Emory professor Jericho Brown awarded the Pulitzer | AJC

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Pulitzer judges: Brown’s poems ‘combine delicacy with historical urgency’

Emory University professor Jericho Brown has won the Pulitzer Prize for his poetry collection, “The Tradition.”

In awarding it Monday, the Pulitzer Prize Board described his work as a “collection of masterful lyrics that combine delicacy with historical urgency in their loving evocation of bodies vulnerable to hostility and violence.”

Born Nelson Demery III, Brown, 44, writes extensively about sexual identity, racial injustice, God and the intersection of love and violence. He had a powerful reaction to the news of the award Monday.

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By Jeremy Redmon, AJC
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