News Release, College of Southern Maryland

Connecting with College of Southern Maryland audiences as part of the Connections Literary Readings held each semester, acclaimed poet and American Book Award recipient, Jericho Brown, read from his work at the Prince Frederick Campus, Nov. 1.

While his work has been described as “an attempt to fight back against hate in its many guises,” Brown told the Connections audience that “people see things that are clearly in the work that are quite obviously subconscious that even after I was done with the poem I never saw and didn’t subconsciously know.”

Brown is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta.

Rounding out the fall semester’s Connections series will be the Connections Magazine Reading. beginning at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6, at the La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room (Room 103).

Contributors will read and discuss their works published in Connections, a regional literary journal published twice a year that features poems, stories, artwork, and photography.

To learn more about the Connections series, visit

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