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Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes is the author of nineteen books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. His most recent collection, City of Bones: A Testamentwill appear in 2016 along with Speak from Here to There, a collection co-written with John Kinsella and a tri-lingual anthology of Haitian Poetry written after the earthquake, A Bloom of Stones, which he edited. He is teaches at the Pacific University MFA Program and is director of the African Poetry Book Fund and artistic director of the Calabash International Literary Festival.


What we say is where we say.
What we say is how we say,
What we say is why we say.
What is said fluctuates. . . .

John Kinsella Kwame Dawes