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Jericho Brown Is Now Chancellor Of Academy Of American Poets

Emory University’s Jericho Brown, has been appointed to the esteemed Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.

Brown, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, joins the current 15-member board alongside newly appointed chancellors Diane Seuss and Afaa Michael Weaver. The diverse board comprises influential poets like Natalie Diaz, Joy Harjo, and Tracy K. Smith, who collectively bring a wealth of poetic wisdom and experience to guide the academy’s initiatives.

Tess O’Dwyer, chair of the Academy’s Board of Directors, expressed pride in the diversity of voices within the leadership, stating, “Everything we do as an academy is enhanced by the collective wisdom of our chancellors.” O’Dwyer added, “We celebrate the contributions these newly elected chancellors have made to poetry, on and beyond the page, across the nation and the world.”

Jericho Brown, known for his groundbreaking work, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection The Tradition, has introduced innovative poetic forms, such as the “duplex.” His literary achievements also include the American Book Award-winning debut, Please, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award recipient, The New Testament.

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Source: Black Enterprise

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