The Tradition Signed Copy: Available on Or After June 19, 2021

The Tradition Signed Copy

Available on Or After June 19, 2021

Trade Paperback
New: $17.00

SKU: 281MNQ1036250 Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

Notes from Magers and Quinn

SIGNED COPY! Available in limited quantity, in conjunction with the Jericho Brown event on June 19, 2021 at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. This item will not be available to ship or pick up until June 19, 2021.

Pickup and shipping options are available. Event-goers who will attend the reading in person, and who purchase prior to Friday, June 18 may pick up their copy at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church during the event. If not picked up at the event, books will return to Magers & Quinn Booksellers and should be picked up there starting June 20.
Virtual attendees should pick up at Magers & Quinn Booksellers or select a shipping method.

Jericho Brown's daring new book 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? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we've become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. 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--is testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.