- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will give a poetry reading at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst as part of the school’s Visiting Writers Series.

Brown’s first book, “Please,” won the 2009 American Book Award. His most recent book, “The New Testament,” won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best poetry books of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront and the Academy of American Poets.

Brown is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Visiting Writers Series at UMass-Amherst presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Brown’s reading is scheduled for Thursday in Memorial Hall. It is free and open to the public.

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