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Duppy Conqueror New and Selected Poems

ISBN-10: 1556594232
ISBN-13: 9781556594236
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List price: $20.00
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 5/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

"[Dawes] is highly original and intelligent, possessing poetic sensibility that is rooted and sound, unshakeable and unstopped, both in its vibrancy and direction. He writes poetry as it ought to be written."—World Literature Today"Dawes asserts himself as man and artist and finally, with grace achieved and grace said, sits down to begin life's tragic feast . . . a writer of major significance."—Brag Book"The notion of a reggae aesthetic—of the language moving to a different rhythm, under different kinds of pressure . . . underpins all Dawes' work as poet."—Stewart BrownBorn in Ghana, raised in Jamaica, and educated in Canada, Kwame Dawes is a dynamic and electrifying poet. In this generous collection, new poems appear with the best work from fifteen previous volumes. Deeply nuanced in exploring the human condition, Dawes' poems are filled with complex emotion and consistently remind us what it means to be a global citizen.From "The Lessons":Fingers can be trained to make shapesthat, pressed just right on the gleamingkeys, will make a sound that can staytears or cause them to flow for days.Anyone can learn to make some music,but not all have the heart to beatout the tunes that will turn us inside out. . .Kwame Dawesis the author of fifteen collections of poetry, two novels, four anthologies, and numerous essays and plays. In 2009 he won an Emmy Award for his interactive website, LiveHopeLove.com. Since 2011 he has taught at the University of Nebraska, and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana, grew up in Jamaica, and studied and taught in New Brunswick, Canada. In the UK he has published five volumes of poetry, an anthology of reggae poetry, and a critical volume on reggae music and literature. His first book of poems, Progeny of Air, won the prestigious Forward Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Matthew Shenoda's first book, Somewhere Else (Coffee House Press),was named a 2005 debut book of the year by Poets & Writers, winner of the Hala Maksoud Award for Emerging Voice, and 2006 American Book Award. A Faculty member of the MFA Program at Goddard College, Shenoda has taught extensively in the fields of Ethnic Studies, Literature and Creative Writing.

Editor's Note
Progeny of Air (1994)
Change
Barnabas Collins
Excursion to Port Royal
Progeny of Air
Akwaba
Resisting the Anomie (1995)
After "Acceptance"
House Arrest
Straitjacket and All
Dreaming on My Music Box
History Lesson at Eight a.m.
Prophets (1995)
Chapter X
Hermit
Chapter XVII
It Is the Cause (Belleview Ska)
Chapter XXVIII
Flight
Jacko Jacobus (1996)
A Way of Seeing
Emigrant
Kingston Harbor
Requiem (1996)
Research
Swamp Poem
Requiem
Language
Shame
Warrior
Land Ho
Shook Foil (1997)
Caution
Natural
Silent
Shook Foil
Prayer for My Son
Shadow Play
Rita
Midland (2001)
Inheritance
Holy Dub
Satta: En Route to Columbia, S.C.
Midland
A Letter from Greeleyville
Blues on Route 15 with Krystal
In Search of Alma
Crow over Corn Row
Roosting
Decent Folk
Epoch
To the Third and Fourth Generations
Somebody Trouble the Water
Bruised Totems (2004)
Bruised Totems
Mask
Gallery Art
Sight
Gourd
Brimming (2006)
Dreaming of Saint Augustine
How to Pick a Hanging Tree
Brimming
Graves
Carolina Gold
Wisteria (2006)
Wisteria
Tornado Child
Black Funk
Dem
Long Memory
Fire Makers
Gomer's Song (2007)
Hinterland
What We Have Learned
Sweet Old Women
Water Carrier
Long Time
Impossible Flying (2007)
Legend
Estimated Prophet
Impossible Flying
Casting Out Demons
Secrets
Wasps
Switch
Mistaken
Hope's Hospice (2009)
Coffee Break
Live Up
Making Ends Meet
Yap
Faith
The Seen Things
The Unseen Things
Evidence and Substance
Back of Mount Peace (2010)
Found
The Habits of Love
Steamed Fish Supper
Evidence
A Woman Wants
Sea
Seer
Redux
Esther's Nightmares
The Accident
The Drowning
The First Body
Esther's Daughter Returns
Prognosis
Wheels (2011)
The Glory Has Left the Temple
Wise Man
Patience
Faithful
Rasta
African Postman
Reach
New Poems
Steel
Dirt
Talk
Transaction
Apparition
Playing Lymon
Prophet
Divination
Revolution Man
Traveling Man
Penitentiary
Piano and the Drunken Wake
Playing Wining Boy
Elevator
Avery
A Good Woman Blues
Soldier Man
Rupture
Coreen
Prophet Man
The Actors' Meeting
Salesman
Creed
The Transaction
Thieving
Four Songs for Berniece
If You Know Her
Role Playing
The Host of Holy Witnesses
Avoiding the Spirits
The Burden
Death
Fire
Land
To Tame the Savage Beast
Mama
Exorcism
Old Man under a Pecan Tree
The Lessons
Index of First Lines
Index of Titles
About the Author

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