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The News is more than a venture into art by someone prominent in another field. In these poems, an unconventional subject for poetry is dealt with from within, by a real poet.Robert Pinsky
As a nationally recognized correspondent and anchor for the PBS NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown has reported on important events around the world. In his debut poetry collection, The News, he re-imagines and re-tells his experiences through poems that explore stories hes covered, places hes gone, people hes met, the thrills and doubts of his profession, as well as the profound intimacy of family. In these pages we hear the narratives of artists, inmates, cadets, and survivors of the worlds tragedies, as Brown conveys both suffering and triumph with a music that pays tribute to the multitude of human voices, opening his own life and expression for public viewing. Full of self-examination, brave honesty, and wry humor, The News captures not whats on one side of the lens but all that surrounds it.
In his introduction to the book, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky writes, Jeffrey Brown in this book apprehends some specific realities: the news as a medium and the news that is the mediums object. Browns poetry examines that material in a new way, giving it a fresh, urgent f