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Kwame Dawes Announces New African Poetry Book Series

By Harriet Staff

The newly established African Poetry Book Foundation, headed by Ghanaian-born poet Kwame Dawes, announced a new book series last Friday. Beginning in 2014, the African Poetry Book Series plans to release four books by African poets per year. The series will be co-published by the University of Nebraska Press and the Amalion Press in Senegal, with support from Prarie Schooner.

Kofi Awoonor, also from Ghana, will be the first poet represented by the series.

The foundation also announced several prizes, including the Sillerman African Poetry First Book Prize and the Brunel University African Poetry Prize.

Watch for more updates on the Prarie Schooner blog.

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Posted in Poetry News on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 by Harriet Staff.