Congrats to Jericho Brown!
He is a 2009 recipient of a Whiting Writing Award!
I had the great pleasure to read with him a few weeks ago at the Mass Poetry Festival. Please also won a 2009 American Book Award.
According to the Cave Canem listserv, this is the seventh year in which someone CC-related has received a Whiting:
Jericho Brown 2009
Doug Kearney 2008
Tyehimba Jess 2006
Thomas Sayers Ellis, Tracy K Smith, and John Keene 2005
A. Van Jordan 2004
Major Jackson 2003
Terrance Hayes 1999
I feel lucky and privileged to be a part of this group. Congrats again, Jericho! Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.