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Teaching Second Language

Second Language

"Second Language" is a free verse poem that explores the connection between language and identity. Jericho Brown, the poet, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2020 for The Tradition, the poetry collection in which this poem was published.

Jericho Brown
Jericho Brown, “Second Language” from The Tradition. Copyright © 2019 by Jericho Brown. Reprinted with the permission of The Permissions Company, LLC on behalf of Copper Canyon Press,


How is language connected to identity?


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