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The Beauties: Diriye Osman on the Work of Kwame Dawes January 8, 2015: Diriye Osman writes for The Huffington Post about “one of the most consistently thrilling poets at work today,” Kwame Dawes. Osman looks at Dawes’ 2013 volume of selected poems, [...] by

The Guardian Introduces Badilisha Poetry X-Change January 5, 2015: Badilisha Poetry X-Change is a pioneering mobile site that brings the voices of African poets directly to the speaker of your cell phone. From The Guardian: “These days, the language of death is a [...] by

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