Hot Off the Press!

Posted September 25, 2014 & filed under Press, WITS People.

Check out these new publications by current and former WITS writers! Congrats to all of you!

Copper Canyon Press recently published Jericho Brown’s book of poems, The New Testament. Jericho currently teaches at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Anaphora Literary Press just published Merrilee Cunningham’s book Something Will Come to Us, a poetry collection about love, cats, dogs, the city and the country.

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Boot in the Door Publications published the novel Phantom’s Dance by WITS writer Lesa Howard. It is a re-telling of the Phantom of the Opera story and follows a girl’s journey to succeed at a prestigious dance academy.



Where Are We Now: Jericho Brown

Posted December 2, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

Former WITS writer Jericho Brown’s book, Please, was recently given the 2009 American Book Award.  Since its release by New Issues, the book has been critically acclaimed and is now in its third printing.  He is currently at Cambridge on a Bunting Fellowship.

Jericho was also named a great “debut poet” of 2008 by Poets and Writers.  His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, jubilat, New England Review, and Oxford American among others.  Jericho received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and was a speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans before coming to Houston to earn his PhD in literature and creative writing.

Jericho has been a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, and two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland.