News

Brown, Jeffrey

| 2015

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Emmy-award winning journalist Jeffrey Brown explores the intersections between politics and poetry in his debut book The News. From a high-security prison in Arizona to a West Point classroom to a slum in Haiti, Brown's poems share the perspectives of inmates, cadets, and survivors. Brown's voice is introspective and compassionate as he addresses both the "e;news from home"e; and natural disasters that cause large-scale suffering. In Brown's own words, poetry is an "e;accounting of what it means to be alive in this world,"e; and his work unites the "e;often disconnected worlds of news and poetry."e;Headlines 1"e;Bomb Explodes in a Crowded Market"e;Winds blow, my friends are scattered"e;Dow Falls on Jobs Numbers"e;I add and add and it doesn't add up"e;President to Address the Nation"e;I seek a way out, a way in away"e;White Smoke: Habemus...

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