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Modern Masters: Structure and Form in Jericho Brown’s The Tradition – with G.H. Mosson

  • 07 Dec 2023
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom


Together we first examine the structure of Jericho Brown Pulitzer-Prize winning The Tradition, as a contemporary model for how to structure a book of poetry in three parts.  We may close this first half lecture with a brief Q & A.  In the generative second-half, we’ll read and examine two or three poems by Brown from The Tradition for how he infuses his work with power, specifically “The Long Way,” “As a Human Being,” and “Gandymede.”  Bring a draft poem that you believe needs work and a blank piece of paper, or two of each, for fun redrafting in light of this discussion.

G.H. MOSSON is the author of two books and three chapbooks of poetry, including Family Snapshot as a Poem in Time (Finishing Line Press 2019). His poetry has appeared in The Evening Street Review, Smartish Pace, Loch Raven Review, and The Hollins Critic, and has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize.  He has MA from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins and MFA from New England College.  An attorney by day, Mr. Mosson in his free time enjoys raising his children, hiking, and of course, literary endeavors. For more, seek.

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