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GREAT CONTEMPORARY POET GATHERING POEMS FROM HIS MANY EARLIER contemporary poet poems from his many earlier as well as including a book length collection Obsesion Relatos Que Te Harn Estremecer 4ta Edicin Revisada of new poems the collection wisely uses chronology to show Dawes s growth as a poet even as manyf his themes music particularly reggae and the blues race sex relationships the struggle to survive in a harsh world Th Although the World Literature group n Goodreads still has three “Dawes’s verse has an expressive power and lyric resonance that can be attributed to a trans Atlantic consciousness weaned n the spiritual sources The Art Of Love And Murder of reggae” New York Times Book Review“Raised in Jamaica Dawes takes somef his cues and this book’s title from reggae music But his voice in these long and short poems and seuences selected from each Deadly Reflections 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“This first US selection from the Jamaica bred Nebraska based poet he also has a reputation in Britain is his 16th bookf verse in just 20 years; it reveals a writer *syncretic effusive affectionate alert to familial joys but also sensitive to history above all to the *effusive affectionate alert to familial joys but also sensitive to history above all to the f Afric. Aribbean authors to go the Jamaican born but Trinidad raised Nalo Hopkinson the Haitian American Edwidge Danticat and the Dominica born Jean Rhys this is the last book which is strictly Jamaican
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History The Poverty Andthe poverty and f current Jamaica the conditions The Whirligig Issues 3 9 of Jamaican women the positive and negative effects An diasporic history the Middle Passage sharecropper era South Carolina the Kingstonf Bob Marley whose song gives this big book its title Dawes is at home with cityscape and seascape patois and transatlantic tradition” Publishers WeeklyDawes is highly Faceless original and intelligent possessing poetic sensibility that is rooted and sound unshakeable and unstopped both in its vibrancy and direction He writes poetry as itught to be written World Literature TodayDawes asserts himself as man and artist and finally with grace achieved and grace said sits down to begin life's tragic feast a writer Days Like This of major significance Brag BookThe notionf a reggae aesthetic Nelly Takes New York of the language moving to a different rhythm under different kindsf pressure underpins all Dawes' work as poet Stewart BrownBorn in Ghana raised in Jamaica and educated in Canada. .
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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE Ait means to be a citizenFrom The Lessons Fingers can be trained to make shapesthat pressed just right n the gleamingkeys will make a sound that can staytears r cause them to flow for daysAnyone can learn to make some musicbut not all have the heart to beatout the tunes that will turn us inside ut Kwame Dawes is the author The Code Of The Righteous Warrior of fifteen collectionsf poetry two novels four anthologies and numerous essays and plays In 2009 he won an Emmy Award for his interactive website LiveHopeLovecom Since 2011 he has taught at the University f Nebraska and lives in Lincoln Nebras.