Purchase College-SUNY presents the award-winning poet Jericho Brown. The event is part of the Durst Distinguished Lecture Series, a treasured cultural offering that brings leading literary figures to the Westchester community. Jericho Brown is the author of three poetry collections: The Tradition, named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and long listed for the 2019 National Book Award; The New Testament, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and named one of the best books of the year by the Academy of American Poets; and Please, winner of the 2009 American Book Award. His poems have been published in the New Yorker, the New Republic, and The Best American Poetry.
Additional highlights of this season’s Durst program include the renowned author Edwidge Danticat, who has been named the 2019-2020 Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature, returning to campus on March 17. Two other acclaimed authors will also be featured: Francisco Goldman on March 3 and Christopher Feliciano Arnold on April 20.