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Join Poets House and the Academy of American Poets for this special opportunity to engage with the Academy’s Chancellors as they take up three timely topics in conversations that will provide insight, inspiration, and a deeper understanding of poetry in our country and world today.
Poet Kwame Dawes introduces a new generation of African poets whose work reflects the complex cosmopolitanism of contemporary African societies and cultures that remain fully traditional and yet excitingly engaged with modernity. He gives a brief history of modern African poetry, with special attention to the work of Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor and discusses the work of rising poets including Warsan Shireof Somalia, Nick Makoha of Uganda, and Tsitsi Jaji of Zimbabwe. (rmharris)… (lisätietoja)
Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana, grew up in Jamaica, and was educated at Jamaica College, the University of the West Indies, and the University of New Brunswick where he earned his PhD. He taught for a number of years at the University of South Carolina. Currently he is the Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and a UNL Chancellor’s Professor of English. He also teaches in the Pacific University MFA Writing Program.
He recently received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. The fellowship will support his work on the poem cycle, “August: A Quintet,” based on the work of August Wilson, an American playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner whose work illustrated the African-American experience in the 20th century.
Kwame is an award-winning author with some sixteen books of poetry and many books of non-fiction, criticism, drama, and fiction to his credit. Several of his titles include: "Wheels," "Hope’s Hospice," and "Back to Mount Peace." He expects the publication of a new book, "Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems," from Copper Canyon Press this year, 2013. Kwame Dawes(BookGuide)… (lisätietoja)