Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will visit Pullman on Feb. 27 as a guest of the Washington State University Visiting Writer Series. Brown is an associate professor and director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.

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. Brown’s first book, Please (2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (2014), 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), a finalist for the National Book Award. His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The Nation, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Time, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry anthologies.

Brown will read and answer questions at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. The event is free and open to the public.

The WSU Visiting Writer Series brings noted poets and writers of fiction and nonfiction to campus for creative readings, class visits, workshops, and collaborative exchanges across intellectual and artistic disciplines. Brown’s visit to WSU is co‑sponsored by ASWSU and the Common Reading Program. A Common Reading stamp will be available.

Learn more about the Visiting Writer Series at WSU.