Details

ISBN-10: 1556596421
ISBN-13: 9781556596421
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publish Date: 04/26/2022
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.50" H

The Tradition: Civic Dialog Edition

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Price: $18.00

Overview

In this special edition of Jericho Brown’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Tradition, you are invited to participate in an urgent dialog–sparked by poetry–about what it means to be human. Including a discussion guide and an interview with the author, The Tradition: Civic Dialog Editionis meant to catalyze and inspire deep and engaging community conversations.

In 2021, the Free Library of Philadelphia selected The Traditionfor their annual city-wide reading program, choosing a book of poetry for the first time ever. The vision was for neighbor to meet neighbor and discuss–in profound and transformative ways–the difficult subjects confronted so powerfully by the poems: racism, homophobia, violence, and the human resolve to compose a joyful life. To encourage other communities–cities, schools, book groups–to follow Philadelphia’s lead, Copper Canyon Press collaborated with the Free Library to create The Tradition: Civic Dialog Edition. The dream is to tap the power of poetry to open hearts, clarify vision, spark conversation, and help make the world a more just and equitable place. And, if we’re fortunate, to laugh as freely and share as openly as the poet himself.

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  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
  • National Book Award Finalist
  • "100 Notable Books of the Year," The New York Times Book Review
  • One Book, One Philadelphia Citywide Reading Program Selection, 2021
  • "By some literary magic–no, it's precision, and honesty–Brown manages to bestow upon even the most public of subjects the most intimate and personal stakes."–Craig Morgan Teicher, National Public Radio
  • "Brown's hard-won lyricism finds fire (and idyll) in the intersection of politics and love for queer Black men."–O, The Oprah Magazine
  • One of BookRiot's "50 Must-Read Poetry Collections"
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Details

ISBN-10: 1556596421
ISBN-13: 9781556596421
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publish Date: 04/26/2022
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.50" H
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