Today's poem is "Death"
from Duppy Conqueror

Copper Canyon Press

Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana in 1962 and moved with his family to Jamaica at the age of ten. He is the author of fifteen collections of poetry, two novels, four anthologies, numerous essays, and has seen fifteen of his plays produced. In 2009 he was awarded an Emmy for his interactive website, LiveHopeLove.com. Since 2011 he has taught at the University of Nebraska as a Chancellor’s Professor of English as well as the Editor of Prairie Schooner. He is a Cave Canem faculty member and teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Books by Kwame Dawes:

Other poems on the web by Kwame Dawes:
Three poems
"Rituals Before the Poem"
"Cross Roads"
Two poems

Kwame Dawes's Website.

Kwame Dawes According to Wikipedia.

About Duppy Conqueror:

"Raised in Jamaica, Dawes takes some of his cues, and this book’s title, from reggae music. But his voice in these long and short poems and sequences selected from each of his many books, which began appearing in the mid-1990s, is crystal clear, accessible and serious, mixing a timeless myth-making energy with a strong contemporary conscience..."
—National Public Radio

"Kwame Dawes is one of the most important writers of his generation who has built a mighty and lasting body of work."
—Elizabeth Alexander

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