Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems by Kwame Dawes,Matthew Shenoda

By Kwame Dawes,Matthew Shenoda

"[Dawes] is extremely unique and clever, owning poetic sensibility that's rooted and sound, unshakeable and unstopped, either in its vibrancy and course. He writes poetry because it needs to be written."—World Literature Today

"Dawes asserts himself as guy and artist and eventually, with grace accomplished and style stated, sits right down to commence life's tragic banquet . . . a author of significant significance."—Brag Book

"The suggestion of a reggae aesthetic—of the language relocating to another rhythm, below other forms of strain . . . underpins all Dawes' paintings as poet."—Stewart Brown

Born in Ghana, raised in Jamaica, and expert in Canada, Kwame Dawes is a dynamic and electrifying poet. during this beneficiant assortment, new poems look with the easiest paintings from fifteen prior volumes. Deeply nuanced in exploring the human , Dawes' poems are full of advanced emotion and continuously remind us what it capacity to be a world citizen.

From "The Lessons":

Fingers will be educated to make shapes
that, pressed most appropriate at the gleaming
keys, will make a valid that could stay
tears or lead them to circulation for days.
Anyone can discover ways to make a few music,
but now not all have the guts to beat
out the tunes that might flip us within out. . .

Kwame Dawes is the writer of fifteen collections of poetry, novels, 4 anthologies, and diverse essays and performs. In 2009 he gained an Emmy Award for his interactive site, LiveHopeLove.com. considering that 2011 he has taught on the college of Nebraska, and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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