Jerald Brown is the author and co-author of four poetry books. His first book, “Poetically Baring My Soul,” debuted in 2013. He co-authored a second poetry book entitled “Pillow Talk: A Poetic Dialogue from His and Her Perspective” with Ranieka F. Johnson. The follow up is an anthology with 15 Memphis poets called “Memphis Has a Voice Too.” His latest book is the first of a two part series entitled “We’ve Been Sleeping Long Enough, part 1: Poetically Alarming The Black Conscious.” He is a traveling spoken word artist who goes by the name Lyfe Lessons. Jerald is born and raised in Danville, Illinois, and has resided all of his adult life in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also CEO of a self-publishing company called All In All Publishing.