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UHV/ABR READING SERIES

DATE: Thursday  9/28/2017

TIME: Noon to 1:00 pm

PLACE: University of Houston-Victoria, Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)


Kwame Dawes




SPEAKER: Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes, Sept. 28 – Dawes is a writer of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and plays. As a poet, he is profoundly influenced by the rhythms and textures of Ghana, his birth nation. His book, Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius, studies the lyrics of Bob Marley. Dawes won a Pushcart Prize for the best American poetry of 2001 for his long poem, “Inheritance." In 2009, Dawes won an Emmy for LiveHopeLove.com, an interactive website based on his project, HOPE: Living and loving with AIDS in Jamaica. He is the Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.

http://kwamedawes.com/

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Poetry

Progeny of Air

Resisting the Anomie

Prophets

Jacko Jacobus

Requiem

Shook Foil

Map-Maker

Midland

His New and Selected Poems, 1994–2002

Bruised Totems

I Saw Your Face, with Tom Feelings

Wisteria: Twilight Songs from the Swamp Country

Impossible Flying

Gomer's Song

Hope's Hospice

Back of Mount Peace

Wheels

Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems

Speak from Here to There

City of Bones: A Testament

Novels

She's Gone

Bivouac

Short stories

A Place to Hide and Other Stories

Non fiction

A Far Cry from Plymouth Rock: A Personal Narrative

Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius

Natural Mysticism: Towards a Reggae Aesthetic

Plays

One Love

← Back to Past Speakers

Fall 2017

Lacy M. Johnson
Lacy M. Johnson

September 7

Kwame Dawes
Kwame Dawes

September 28

Ru Freeman
Ru Freeman

October 26

Frederick Luis Aldama
Frederick Luis Aldama

November 16

R. Clay Reynolds
R. Clay Reynolds

December 6

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