Kwame Dawes

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Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, Kwame Dawes is the author of twenty-two collections of poetry, including, most recently, Nebraska: Poems (University of Nebraska Press, 2019). The recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize for Poetry, he is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, a Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, and the Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner.

  • A photograph of a lighthouse perched on the face of a cliff, shrouded in blue dusk
    September 21, 2020 | Kwame Dawes, John Kinsella
    Sheep’s Head Lighthouse / Photo by John Finn / Flickr Author’s note: For about seven years now, Kwame Dawes and I have been writing long poem-dialogues that have so far appeared as fo...
  • A black and white photo of a masked protestor with his hands up
    June 24, 2020 | Kwame Dawes
    Photo by Koshu Kunii / Unsplash Series editor’s note: Kwame Dawes’s poem is a powerful piece to start off the Black Voices series, and one that fits perfectly into the outrage of the...
  • The cover to City of Bones by Kwame Dawes
    Kwame Dawes
    Evanston, Illinois. Triquarterly Books / Northwestern University Press. 2017. 218 pages. City of Bones: A Testament is an impressive collection of poems, divided into four parts, which employ...

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