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Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown: ‘My poem ‘The Virus’ was like a prophecy’

By France24
02 June 2020   |   11:00 am
American poet Jericho Brown speaks to Eve Jackson about winning the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, his collection “The Tradition” and how his poem 'The Virus' was like a prophecy of what was to come.

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