Meet Emericus Brown-Murillo Gonzalez
Emiricus Brown-Murillo Gonzalez (né Emir Brown) is a Honduran-American poet and musician from Harlem, New York. They are the author of several books: black.ace – a series of poems, how it feels to love and love again: an anthology and Entitled in the Ghetto. They were the 2017 recipient of the Artistine Mann award in Poetry with the poem, Sonnet 12: Etiket and were twice nominated for an Artistic Image award by the Emory NAACP. In turn, Emiricus was a featured poet in Z Publishing’s 2017 Georgia’s Best Emerging Poets Series. Currently studying Comparative Literature at Emory University, they were the president and co-founder of Free Thought – Emory’s last poetry club.
A Poem by Emericus Brown-Murillo Gonzalez
Barren be my mind after we meet
and make a mess of mess. I’ve lost
my grip on reality trying to keep
the one on you. What can I say?
To better things-and not
like they once were-but anew?
I suffer when you suffocate because
I know my grip is what chokes you.