Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes is the author of over 35 books, and is widely recognized as one of the Caribbean’s leading writers. He is Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. His next book of poetry from Peepal Tree Press will be A New Beginning, a cycle of poems written with John Kinsella. He has been elected as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.


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Charleston’s Psychic Landscape: A Conversation with Kwame Dawes


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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