Racism As A Black Man By Jericho Brown

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Jericho Brown who worked as a speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans, with no sense of sadness, anger, and sarcasm. As an African American man, he admits that “Nobody in this nation feels safe, and I’m still a reason why.” (Teicher). His poems were written before Michael Brown was shot by police in the suburb, and this is the kind of racial profiling that people view every day. Racism is just one of the themes Brown writes about. He writes about the male beauty, coming into one’s own as a lover and sexual being, and eroticism between men. No poet has ever used the Bible to write poems since D.A. Powell’s masterful Cocktails. Brown writes and uses some of the Gospels throughout the book and in the poems, and appeals to “Him” like someone who is like the big powerful noise. Brown likes to use the different religious to connect to his personal poems that he writes about. With this comes a situation where his identity as a southern, gay, black man becomes a myth and a legend. His poems will not stop talking about the choice is between the hope and fear because all his poems are beautiful. Brown’s poems show that he is a part of the new black and gay writers, and is willing to write about his identity as a man. The poems offer us a feeling of hope, and is believed in the possibility of change and what the change can make possible for us. (Teicher). The New Testament is Jericho Brown’s second book. In this book, Brown is giving us a personal reference and God reference. This

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