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“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

“An Antidote to Loneliness” April 18, 2011: Anisa Onofre, co-editor of Aztlan Libre Press, has pointed me to this 1999 article on Norma Alarcón, upon the 20th anniversary of Third Woman Press. I am especially struck by this paragraph: Third [...] by

I Aspire to Kwame-ness (Ode to the Desk) April 17, 2011: Prolific output is my weakness, and writers who can crank out poems, pages, chapters, books are my inspiration. They mirror my hunger for more of anything literary, they represent the labor hunched [...] by

We’d Rather Have the Iceberg than the Ship April 10, 2011: Rachel Zucker’s timely post on the timeless immediately brought a certain poem to mind. Then when I saw Kathleen Rooney’s post about the Titanic (sinking like an Oreo in milk!), I thought she had [...] by

Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani in conversation February 24, 2011: In his interview with Kwame Dawes for the Lannan Foundation, Chris Abani describes him as “the only one I know who can take money from a funding body to study salmon and end up writing a book [...] by

Kwame Dawes reports from Haiti in poetry January 10, 2011: Minnesota Public Radio’s Bob Collins has an answer for last week’s very serious question: Does poetry matter? Collins cites Kwame Dawes and his travels to Haiti over the past year [...] by