Kwame Dawes

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Kwame Dawes is a poet born in Ghana in 1962.[1]

Dawes was raised in Jamaica. He now lives in Nebraska where he is the editor of Prairie Schooner.

His poetry relates to the Reggae music. He wrote a book called Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius (2007).[2]

His poetry books include: Wisteria: Poems From the Swamp Country (2006), Impossible Flying (2006), Back of Mount Peace (2009), Hope’s Hospice (2009), Wheels (2011), Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems (2013), and City of Bones: A Testament (2017).[3]

Dawes also reported on HIV/AIDS in Jamaica and Haiti after the earthquake (2012).[4]

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  1. Poets, Academy of American. "Poems by Kwame Dawes". Retrieved 2020-11-14.
  2. Foundation, Poetry (2020-11-13). "Kwame Dawes". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2020-11-14.
  3. Poets, Academy of American. "About Kwame Dawes | Academy of American Poets". Retrieved 2020-11-14.
  4. "Guernica Interviews Kwame Dawes". Pulitzer Center. 2011-12-15. Archived from the original on 2020-11-15. Retrieved 2020-11-14.