Jericho Brown is a poet. He is also the Winship Distinguished Research Professor in Creative Writing at Emory University. Brown's newest collection, The Tradition, earned him the 2020 Pulitzer Prize. I first learned of Brown's work last year and was taken in by his honesty about his own struggle through racial injustice and his hope, despite it all.
While there's life, there's hope -- even if it's only in our heads or in our own homes or in our cars on the way to work. Something keeps trying, because I'm not killed yet.
This week, I invite you to think about where your own hope lies. How can you hold to it, even in the face of what troubles you?