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Kwame Dawes Says Farewell to Sochi February 24, 2014: For the duration of the Olympic Games at Sochi this winter, Kwame Dawes’s Olympic Poetry has been a feature. Read his poem that says goodbye to the games at WSJ. Throughout the 2014 Sochi [...] by

Major Jackson’s Poetry Picks at New York Times December 30, 2013: This weekend’s New York Times Sunday Book Review included a few favorites from Major Jackson’s reading list, including Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge’s Hello, The Roses and Kwame [...] by

Kwame Dawes Honored While Hosting Memorial for Kofi Awoonor October 8, 2013: Kwame Dawes, author of sixteen books of poetry and a 1986 alumnus of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP), will host a live-stream memorial reading of Kofi Awoonor’s [...] by

Kwame Dawes Honors Kofi Awoonor September 23, 2013: At the Poetry Foundation Ghana web site, Kwame Dawes pays tribute to Kofi Awooner, who was lost in the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya: Last night, I received news that Kofi Awoonor, the [...] by

Kwame Dawes Wins Shestack Prize September 5, 2013: The University of Nebraska reports that one of their own, Ghanaian-born Chancellor’s Professor of English and editor of Prairie Schooner Kwame Dawes, has earned the American Poetry Review’s [...] by

Kwame Dawes Writes Olympic Poetry for WSJ August 1, 2012: In celebration of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Team’s stunning victory yesterday, Kwame Dawes has written a poem entitled “The Gymnast.” The fifth of a series, The Wall Street [...] by

NPR’s Morning Edition and LARB Celebrate the Olympics with Poetry July 27, 2012: Happily, the Poetry Parnassus seems to have inspired a wellspring of poetic events. First, NPR’s Morning Edition is hosting a poetry competition every morning next week, somewhat in the style [...] by

“It really has a kind of community vibe and also almost a pilgrimage vibe.” – NPR Reports on a Jamaican Literary Festival July 9, 2012: Founded 12 years ago, Calabash is Jamaica’s signature literary festival. Last week, NPR’s All Thing’s Considered aired a report on the festival, which is ultimately focused on uncovering local [...] by

Kwame Dawes Announces New African Poetry Book Series June 22, 2012: 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 [...] by

Coming Up After Kwame Dawes, Today’s Weather Forecast February 28, 2012: Check out Kwame Dawes on Smile Jamaica discussing his life as a poet and playwright, among many other things. Good stuff! by