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The Tradition

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Jericho Brown’s daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human What is safe. MC Escher of prose that brings you full circle while eaching out all the while If Brown is anything it is precise and while the Duplex feels very controlled there is also an inherent freedom blossoming within I love a man I know could dieAnd not by way of illnessAnd not by his own handBut because of the color of that hand and allHis flawless skinIn The Tradition violence is examined from all angles I am a they in most of America Brown writes lost in a forest of we In a Nation With A Strong with a strong vs Them mentality being a they tends to mean anything outside a social power structure that places white heteronormative patriarchy at the top a social power structure that eagerly weaponizes fear and normalizes violence to oppress anyone perceived as the they What is truly powerful in The Tradition is the ways Brown examines the intersections of marginalization from being black in a world dominated by violent whiteness to being gay in a world still blind in hate towards anything outside of heteronormativity Blk is not a country but I live there Brown writes perfectly capturing the way blackness is both a beautiful identity to be a part of but also looked at as a foreign country to direct aggression toward by a white society The sonnet from which the collection takes its name is perhaps the best demonstration
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the collection a whole with egards to this ideaThe Tradition Aster Nasturtium Delphinium We thoughtFingers in dirt meant it was our dirt learningNames in heat in elements classicalPhilosophers said could change us Star GazerFoxglove Summer seemed to bloom against the willOf the sun which news Pumpkinflowers reports claimed flamed hotterOn this planet than when our dead fathersWiped sweat from their necks Cosmos Baby s BreathMen like me and my brothers filmed what wePlanted for proof we existed beforeToo late sped the video to see blossomsBrought in seconds colors you expect in poemsWhere the world ends everything cut down John Crawford Eric Garner Mike BrownExpect to find this poem anthologized in the coming years Blackness as a flower is one of the many ways Brown plays with the concept of blackness juxtaposing it across the collection in ways that examine the identity as well as the connotations with death Gratitude is black he write Black as a heroeturning from war to a country that banked on his death Thank God It can t get much darker than that This also brings up the notion of people as disposable to powers that be particularly disposable if a person is a they It Wonderful Memories of It's a Wonderful Life really can t get much darker than thatPhilosopher Hannah Arendt spoke against the banality of evil something very much present in the evils examined within this work Arendt warned that evil is perpetuated by the complicity of those who stand by who just follow orders who wash their hands ofesponsibility and allow it to continue She wrote how totalitarianism bureaucracy and all evil institutions functionaries and mere cogs in the administrative machinery out of men and thus to dehumanize them we normalize violence when we act as if "IT IS JUST PART OF LIFE "is just part of life happening outside ourselves Perhaps a person does not think of themselves as evil but as Plato warns The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be Green Eyed Envy ruled by evil men Brown looks at the way this works in our modern life and says to Michael Dumanis that The Tradition is ultimately about evil and the normalization of evil I was thinking about the ways we are complicit in the same evils the ways I am complicit We cannot be witness to this world and simply continue on as normal we have to stop perpetuating violence by being complicit in the banality of evil no such thing as good white people Brown concludes at the end of the poem Good White People a powerful line we must take to heart Whiteness itself becomes an identityooted in The A-List Diet Fitness Plan racial oppression and even the ideas of good white people tends most often to be mere signalling and posturing It is not enough to not beacist but one must be anti The Amethyst Road racist This also means having difficult conversations with yourself and acknowledging implicit biases Nobody can ever be perfect but flaws are a point for growth if we meet confrontation with a mind to listen learn and grow instead of argument and defensiveness The world is bigger than the self and the ego and we mustecognize this because as Claudia Rankine writes in Citizen An American Lyric because white men can t police their imaginations black men are dying Moving from the domestic the national to the personal Brown looks at the ways we have allowed violence to be normalized in society There are discussions on police brutality particularly those directed at the black community such as when Brown imagines a death at the hands of the police He tookMe from us and left my body which isNo matter what we. Ty Who is this nation Where does freedom truly lie Brown makes mythical pastorals to uestion the terrors to which we’ve become accustomed and to celebrate how we survive Poems of fatherhood legacy blackness ueerness worship and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by. Ve been taughtGreater than the settlementA city pay a mother to stop cryingAnd Beautiful Than The New than the new from the folds of my a mother to stop cryingAnd beautiful than the new bulletFished from the folds of my Have police killings become so normal that we just shrug it off Are the freuency of them leaving people to spend so much time protesting the specific officer in the incident who are far too often let off instead of the systemic issues that are leading to violence Violence seems around every corner and we all seem to proceed with gallows humor normalizing it in our music our films our daily lives Scared to see a movieAll the way throughI got to scream each scene Duck and get down Mass shooting blues Entertainment Industry takes a probing look into the way violence has been normalized for profit in many industries and how it often elies on stereotypical epresentations that further stigmas of marginalized communities The idea that a gunshot on screen The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families resonates so powerfully because being packed into a movie theater is willingly placing yourself in conditionsipe for a mass shooting is absolutely horrific yet we live with this truth every day A few stanzas later he addresses the way gun violence is now normalized as a common event in children s schools I don t have kidsCuz I d have to send them to schoolAint that safe as anyPlan for parenthoodMass shooting bluesWe live in a society where When I Grow Up, I'm Going to Play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers resisting systemic violence is met with powerful institutions that value profit over people and have financial incentives to perpetuate the normalization and then take the vulnerable minded and propagate them until they do the defending of violence for them Look at any facebook argument and you ll see someoneaging against their own self interest to defend gun profits or Sextus: Ou, Le Romain Des Maremmes: Suivi D'Essais Detaches Sur L'Italie: Par M. Me Hortense Allart de Therase racist institutions because they have been weaponized by their oppressors Think of how often we allow a violence I mistook for desire into our lives from personal injury to national injury This is a society that has slaughtered in order to build itself on the bones of the dead Riddle addresses how we only value what society has determined is valued for it s own profitable growth and perpetuates itself byesponding with violence to anyone who they deem is out of line We love land soLong as we can take it Shhh WeCan t take that sound What isA mother wailing We do notRecognize music until we canSell it We sell what cannot beBought We buy silence We have allowed ourselves to be marketed into a corner and this daily life we bemoan in opinion pieces is of our own making The banality of evil has crept in and our silence allows it to continue My body is a temple in disrepairThe opposite of Die Zarin rape is understanding This is what makes The Tradition so unbelievably urgent and authentic it mixes and juxtaposes all the social personal and political levels of daily life into a poem It is a successful achievement of what Brown himself says he looks for in poetry So no matter theace of the poet I m much interested in a poem that is like the life we live I want the poem that is like I saw that people got shot at the synagogue today and I had a sandwich and I miss my daughter And in actuality that s what a day in our life looks like and the poem has to carry the tones of all those emotions If Meaning in History: The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History recognizing that this is now our lives isn t a cry to stand up speak out and move with purpose and action I don t know what is Audre Lorde once wrote that silence will not protect you and no truer statement can be said today When we see violence our silence might seem like a good way of keeping the peace with family and friends or keeping the aim of oppressors away from you but it is allowing that evil the space to grow Nevereact to an evil in such a way as to augment it warned Simone Weil and The Tradition echos this cry We need action and Jericho Brown shows us the two inevitable options left Peace on this planet Or guns glowing hot I m than a conueror biggerThan bravery I don t march I m the one who leaps The Tradition is a masterful work that continues to cement Jericho Brown s place as an essential voice in our world today The prose flows into you like a strong beat that you can t help but dance to and the messages it brings are urgent and necessary The first step to Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll recovery they say is admitting you have a problem On a social level thiseuires admitting that you are inherently complicit in the problems and Nosferatu recognizing the ways this allows evil to grow This becomes a message of love of growth of hope that despite the deep looks into violence throughout the book are the shining light that emits from The Tradition We must all learn to listen to empathize toecognize and grow This will easily be one of the most important books from 2019 and I can t Snuggle Up, Little One: A Treasury of Bedtime Stories recommend it highly 55 In the dream where I am an islandI grow green with hope I d like to end there. Brown’s mastery and his invention of the duplex―a combination of the sonnet the ghazal and the blues―testament to his formal skill The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collectionelentless in its uest for survival while evelling in a celebration of contradiction. ,