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Dawes, Kwame Senu Neville 1962-

Works: 105 works in 252 publications in 2 languages and 9,222 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Interviews  Fiction  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: PR9265.9.D39, 811.54
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Publications about Kwame Senu Neville Dawes
Publications by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes
Most widely held works about Kwame Senu Neville Dawes
Most widely held works by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes
I saw your face by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
A poem and portraits of children illustrate the shared beauty and heritage of people of African descent living throughout the world
She's gone by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
A prominent Jamaican reggae singer falls in love with an African American woman while on tour in South Carolina. The two struggle to forge a relationship across a cultural and psychological divide in a story that spans from Jamaica to South Carolina to New York City
Talk yuh talk : interviews with Anglophone Caribbean poets ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Bob Marley : lyrical genius by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and German and held by 308 libraries worldwide
A captivating and suitably in-depth analysis of Bob's poetry, this book acknowledges his word's fierce intellectualness alongside their spirit and spirituality, thus at last allowing them to be afforded the same academic-type respect more usually confined to the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Lou Reed. Bob Marley influenced generations of musicians and writers throughout the Western hemisphere. He was a performer who held true to his religious and cultural heritage, yet is still awarded the status of world rock star. Written by award-winning poet Kwame Dawes, this work explores the artistry of Marley through his lyrics, featuring interviews with key people and musicians who knew Marley
Midland by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 libraries worldwide
The winning manuscript of the fourth annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize is also the exciting American debut by a poet who has already established himself as an important international poetic voice. Midland, the seventh collection by Kwame Dawes, draws deeply on the poet's travels and experiences in Africa, the Caribbean, England, and the American South. Marked equally by a lushness of imagery, an urgency of tone, and a muscular rhythm, Midland, in the words of the final judge, Eavan Boland, is "a powerful testament of the complexity, pain, and enrichment of inheritance ... It is a compelling me
Wheel and come again : an anthology of reggae poetry ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
This anthology charts the engagement of Caribbean poets with the whole aesthetic of reggae. It brings together the poetry of the 1970s by writers such as Brathwaite, Scott, Morris and McNeill with 1990s poets who built on these earlier innovations
Duppy conqueror : new and selected poems by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
The miracle of empathy," Kwame Dawes once said in an interview,?is the ultimate aim of my writing."
Gomer's song by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Gomer's Song is a re-rendering of the Bible story. In Gomer, a harlot who was the wife of the Old Testament prophet Hosea, Kwame Dawes finds the subject for a beautiful contemporary exploration on freedom and sacrifice. Kwame Dawes is an award-winning Ghanaian-born Jamaican author of several books of putry, nonfiction, and fiction (including his debut novel, She's Gone, published by Akashic Books in 2007). He teaches at the University of South Carolina, where he is distinguished put in residence and director of the USC Arts Institute and the South Carolina Putry Initiative. Dawes is the programmer for the annual Jamaican Calabash International Literary Festival
Furious flower II regenerating the black poetic tradition ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
"This 3-part program provides the definitive teaching tool for exploring the world of today's black poetry. Providing a more focused, ambitious approach than its 1998 predecessor, Furious Flower II presents outstanding critical scholarship on black contemporary poetry's origins and trends, its conflicts and consonances. Throughout, notable authors share insights and offer inspiration to fledgling poets about the creative process, and about daily life as a published writer. Interspersed with these critical conversations are impassioned readings of the most representative poems of each poet. Viewers can watch as one of America's most exciting cultural movements evolves before their eyes and ears. Program I - Roots and First Fruits traces black literary traditions from African American folklore to the Blues Aesthetic to Hip Hop, and illuminates their impact on poetry. Program II - Cross-Pollination in the Diaspora reflects upon the reciprocal influence between black American poets and writers from the African literary Diaspora. Program III - Blooming in the Whirlwind locates black poets within their historic moment and contextualizes them within relevant political movements - Civil Rights, Black Nationalism, post-colonialism and multiculturalism."
Natural mysticism : towards a new reggae aesthetic in Caribbean writing by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Dawes takes an in-depth look at reggae as an artistic form, exploring how reggae is both uniquely Jamaican and a music of world wide appeal. His writing communicates his infectious enthusiasm for his subject
A place to hide by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
The promise of hope : new and selected poems, 1964-2013 by Kofi Awoonor( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Kofi Awoonor, one of Ghana's most accomplished poets, had for almost half a century committed himself to teaching, political engagement, and the literary arts. The one constant that guided and shaped his many occupations and roles in life was poetry. The Promise of Hope is a beautifully edited collection of some of Awoonor's most arresting work spanning almost fifty years. Selected and edited by Awoonor's friend and colleague Kofi Anyidoho, himself a prominent poet and academic in Ghana, The Promise of Hope contains much of Awoonor's most recent unpublished
Shook foil by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Impossible flying : poems by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Progeny of air by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Prophets by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Wisteria : twilight poems from the swamp country by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
"In Wisteria, Kwame Dawes finds poignant meaning in the landscape and history of Sumter, a small town in central South Carolina. Here the voices of women who lived through most of the twentieth century - teachers, beauticians, seamstresses, domestic workers and farming folk - unfold with the raw honesty of people who have waited for a long time to finally speak their mind. The poems move with the narrative of stories long repeated but told with fresh emotion each time, with the lyrical depth of a blues threnody or a negro spiritual, and with the flame and shock of a prophet forced to speak the hardest truths. These are poems of beauty and insight that pay homage to the women who told Dawes their stories, and that, at the same time, find a path beyond these specific narratives to something embracingly human. Few poets have managed to enter the horror of Jim Crow America with the fresh insight and sharply honed detail that we see in Dawes's writing. With all good southern songs of spiritual and emotional truth, Dawes understands that redemption is essential and he finds it in the pure music of his art. Dawes, the Ghanaian-born, Jamaican poet is not an interloper here, but a man who reminds us of the power of the most human and civilizing gift of empathy and the shared memory of the Middle Passage and its aftermath across the black diaspora. These are essential poems."--Publisher's website
Seeking : poetry and prose inspired by the art of Jonathan Green by Jonathan Green( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 libraries worldwide
A collection of poetry and prose prompted by a renowned Gullah artist's paintings
So much things to say : over 100 poets from the first ten years of the Calabash International Literary Festival by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
"Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott anchor this groundbreaking, soulful poetry collection. Contributors include: Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, Elizabeth Alexander, Amiri Baraka, Martin Espada, Terrance Hayes, Valzyna Mort, Sonia Sanchez, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Staceyann Chin, and 88 others. Imagine a night of a hundred poets reading their work to an audience of intensely engaged, responsive, and lively people-say three thousand of them. They are a loud bunch when it is time to make noise, but they are silent as congregants at prayer when the poets' language entrances them. Imagine the reading taking place under a tent pitched on a grassy lawn that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. Imagine that this is not the north coast of Jamaica, with its cliche of white sands and coconut trees, a place glutted with cruise ship passengers and bewildered tourists; imagine instead a rugged coastline, a landscape full of the kind of character we find in the weather-beaten faces of wise old folk; imagine fishermen, farmers, ordinary workers, schoolchildren, and traveling people moving around as if they have been in this place forever and as if they all belong ... Imagine one hundred poets, some whose names you know and some you have never heard of, stepping onto the stage, opening their mouths and hearts, and singing out poems of great variety, complexity, beauty, and passion ... Imagine laughter and tears, imagine sighs of familiarity and moans of pain, imagine tragedies enacted in the words that move through the shelter of the tent; imagine a poem like a fist, or a sharply painful open palm, or the tender caress of fingers, or the firm grasp of a handshake. Imagine stories dropping like seeds into the ground and growing rapidly and wildly all around you. This is the setting and mood of the greatest little festival in the greatest little village in the greatest little country in the world, and this anthology is what the festival would look like were all 100 poets who have read at Calabash over the years to come together on a late-May weekend to read. So Much Things to Say is a unique gathering of a group of poets who represent at least one reckoning of the place of contemporary poetry in 2010"--
Fuchsia by Mahtem Shiferraw( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
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Kwame Dawes American academic
다웨스, 크와메
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