Jericho Brown is in the house @ SDSU this coming Thursday morning to dazzle my amazing undergraduates with readings from and conversations pertaining to his jaw-droppingly compelling new collection, PLEASE. The talk begins at 8am (yikes!), Thursday, April 23, 2009 in SDSU's WEST COMMONS 220; seating is limited, so make sure to get there early to secure your ringside seat. Brown's liable to burn the house down with his searing lyric musings, so brace yourself for incoming! Here's a cool interview with Jericho Brown.
Music, classic R & B music, rules the pages of this slim, potent volume with cameos by Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack, and Marvin Gaye rolling in and out of its pages. Here's a classic taste of Marvin Gaye to set the vibe for Thurday's reading: