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Product Description: As if convinced that all divination of the future is somehow a re-visioning of the past, Kwame Dawes reminds us of the clairvoyance of haunting. The lyric poems in City of Bones: A Testament constitute a restless jeremiad for our times, and Dawes’s inimitable voice peoples this collection with multitudes of souls urgently and forcefully singing, shouting, groaning, and dreaming about the African diasporic present and future...read more

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9780810134621 | Triquarterly Books, January 15, 2017, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: As if convinced that all divination of the future is somehow a re-visioning of the past, Kwame Dawes reminds us of the clairvoyance of haunting.

By Chris Abani (editor) and Kwame Dawes (editor)

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9781617754517 | Box edition (Akashic Books, April 19, 2016), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: Featuring poems from Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Danielle Jennings, Ruel Johnson, Monica Minott, Debra Providence, Shivanee Ramlochan, Colin Robinson, and Sassy Ross. With a preface by Kwame Dawes.With a generous sample from each poet, this anthology is an opportunity to discover some of the best new unpublished voices from the Caribbean...read more

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9781617754326 | Peekash Pr, November 3, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Featuring poems from Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Danielle Jennings, Ruel Johnson, Monica Minott, Debra Providence, Shivanee Ramlochan, Colin Robinson, and Sassy Ross.

By Kwame Dawes (foreword by)

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9780803266865 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, April 1, 2015, cover price $15.95

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Product Description: The bestselling Go the F*** to Sleep has been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Now it is finally translated for Jamaican and other Caribbean parents of the world.Go de Rass to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland...read more
By Kwame Dawes (trans), Kellie Magnus (trans), Adam Mansbach and Shaggy (narrator)

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9781483048048 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 15, 2014), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The bestselling Go the F*** to Sleep has been translated into over thirty languages worldwide.

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Product Description: Named one of the 20 Greatest New Father's Day Gifts by Advocate.com!"No matter what the country or the language, parents all over the world--loving, frustrated, exhausted parents--know what Adam Mansbach means. Since 2011, his comically obscene picture book has sold more than 1...read more
By Ricardo Cortes (illustrator), Kwame Dawes (trans), Kellie Magnus (trans) and Adam Mansbach

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9781617752742 | Italian edition edition (Akashic Books, June 10, 2014), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Named one of the 20 Greatest New Father's Day Gifts by Advocate.

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Product Description: The three classic Caribbean plays collected in Inner Yardie have been performed to great acclaim and are now available to readers. Playwright Patricia Cumper reveals that the motivation for each of the plays was anger. The Rapist, which ran for six months in Jamaica, involves a rapist who insinuates himself into the trust of the main character, Sharon Williams, but the fury inside the play is as concerned with the repressive dynamics of a respectable middle-class family as it is to do with a specific act of misogynist violence...read more
By Patricia Cumper and Kwame Dawes (introduced by)

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9781845232320 | Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, June 1, 2014, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The three classic Caribbean plays collected in Inner Yardie have been performed to great acclaim and are now available to readers.

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Product Description: Featuring finalists for the Montreal International Poetry Prize—the world’s first $20,000 prize for one poem—this anthology is a one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary, previously unpublished poems gathered from all corners of the English-speaking world...read more
By Mary D'Alton (editor), Keki N. Daruwalla (editor), Kwame Dawes (editor), Michael Harris (editor) and Kendel Hippolyte (editor)

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9781550653670, titled "Global Poetry Anthology 2013: 2013" | Vehicule Pr, April 1, 2014, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Featuring finalists for the Montreal International Poetry Prize—the world’s first $20,000 prize for one poem—this anthology is a one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary, previously unpublished poems gathered from all corners of the English-speaking world.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Kwame Dawes (foreword by)

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9780803249899 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, March 1, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: Presenting a compilation of interviews conducted from the late 1970s into the early 1980s, this study spotlights the Caribbean theater in its most productive and revolutionary period. Featuring the words of the most important of the first generation of postcolonial playwrights—few of whom are still alive—this exploration touches on their experiences of working in the Caribbean while struggling to survive as artists, relationship between their work and the region's socio-political condition, and attempts to develop a Caribbean theater aesthetic...read more
By Kwame Dawes (foreword by) and Olivier Stephenson

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9781845231736 | Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, December 1, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Presenting a compilation of interviews conducted from the late 1970s into the early 1980s, this study spotlights the Caribbean theater in its most productive and revolutionary period.

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Product Description: In Rice, her second volume of poetry, Nikky Finney explores the complexity of rice as central to the culture, economy, and mystique of the coastal South Carolina region where she was born and raised. The prized Carolina Gold rice paradoxically made South Carolina one of the most oppressive states for slaves and also created the remarkable Gullah culture on the coastal islands...read more
By Kwame Dawes (foreword by)

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9780810152328 | Triquarterly Books, July 31, 2013, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: In Rice, her second volume of poetry, Nikky Finney explores the complexity of rice as central to the culture, economy, and mystique of the coastal South Carolina region where she was born and raised.

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Product Description: Combining poetry, short stories, autobiographical essays, and critical writing, this comprehensive collection grants unrivalled access to an individual’s passage through a rural Jamaican childhood, his literary influences, and involvement and frustration with postcolonial politics...read more
By Kwame Dawes (contributor) and Neville Dawes

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9781845231095 | Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, November 13, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Combining poetry, short stories, autobiographical essays, and critical writing, this comprehensive collection grants unrivalled access to an individual’s passage through a rural Jamaican childhood, his literary influences, and involvement and frustration with postcolonial politics.

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Product Description: In this compilation, more than 50 contemporary Jamaican poets reflect in outspoken, meditative, humorous, and outrageous ways upon the historical and existential moment of Jamaican independence. Ranging from the lyric and the pastoral to the declarative and the celebratory, these poems employ language registers across the full spectrum of Jamaican English and patois...read more
By Kwame Dawes (editor)

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9781845232047 | Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, September 1, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In this compilation, more than 50 contemporary Jamaican poets reflect in outspoken, meditative, humorous, and outrageous ways upon the historical and existential moment of Jamaican independence.

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Product Description: A collaboration between the South Carolina Poetry Initiative and the University of South Carolina Press, the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize is a celebration of accomplished and emerging poets linked together by their shared associations with the Palmetto State...read more
By Kwame Dawes (editor) and Marjory Wentworth (foreword by)

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9781611170931 | Univ of South Carolina Pr, May 15, 2012, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A collaboration between the South Carolina Poetry Initiative and the University of South Carolina Press, the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize is a celebration of accomplished and emerging poets linked together by their shared associations with the Palmetto State.

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Product Description: A Book of Exquisite Disasters, the first book-length poetry collection from Charlene Spearen, is an exploration of a multifaceted identity forged through moments spent as a daughter, sister, woman, and poet. A nimble wordsmith and unique spirit, Spearen plays with language as if syllables and words are musical notes that in the end creates an exquisite song erupting with mysterious clarity...read more

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9781611170894 | Univ of South Carolina Pr, April 15, 2012, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A Book of Exquisite Disasters, the first book-length poetry collection from Charlene Spearen, is an exploration of a multifaceted identity forged through moments spent as a daughter, sister, woman, and poet.

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Product Description: Using the power of language to explore and discover patterns of meaning, this collection brings the lyric poem face to face with the external world—with its politics, social upheavals, and ideological complexity. Whether it is a poem about a near victim of a terrorist attack reflecting on the nature of grace, a president considering the function of art, or a Rastafarian defending his faith, the selections all seek illumination in understanding the world...read more

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9781845231422 | Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, December 1, 2011, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Using the power of language to explore and discover patterns of meaning, this collection brings the lyric poem face to face with the external world—with its politics, social upheavals, and ideological complexity.

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Product Description: On January 12, 2010, an earthquake broke apart the city of Port au Prince and stretches of the Haitian landscape, killing almost 300,000 and leaving 1.2 million people homeless. Collecting the work of more than 30 Haitian poets, this anthology offers a complex and sophisticated range of responses to the tragedy—poems about the rupture of love, the shock of a sudden catastrophe, the hunger for more beauty in the world, the shattering of landscapes, and ultimately, explorations of the incomprehensible nature of our mortality...read more
By Kwame Dawes (editor)

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9781845231927 | Mul edition (Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, October 31, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: On January 12, 2010, an earthquake broke apart the city of Port au Prince and stretches of the Haitian landscape, killing almost 300,000 and leaving 1.

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Product Description: In Home is Where, Kwame Dawes compiles the work of more than two dozen African American poets from the Carolinas, showcasing a vast array of original voices writing on subjects ranging from Jim Crow to jazz, haunted landscapes to romantic love-all in an attempt to define the South as home...read more
By Kwame Dawes (editor)

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9781891885808 | Hub City Pr, October 1, 2011, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In Home is Where, Kwame Dawes compiles the work of more than two dozen African American poets from the Carolinas, showcasing a vast array of original voices writing on subjects ranging from Jim Crow to jazz, haunted landscapes to romantic love-all in an attempt to define the South as home.

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9781617130243 | Backbeat Books, April 29, 2012, cover price $19.99

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Product Description: Contributors include: Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, Elizabeth Alexander, Amiri Baraka, Martin Espada, Terrance Hayes, Valzyna Mort, Sonia Sanchez, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Patricia Smith, Saul Williams, Staceyann Chin, and 88 others...read more
By Kwame Dawes (editor)

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9781936070077, titled "So Much Things to Say: Over 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival" | Akashic Books, July 1, 2010, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Contributors include: Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, Elizabeth Alexander, Amiri Baraka, Martin Espada, Terrance Hayes, Valzyna Mort, Sonia Sanchez, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Patricia Smith, Saul Williams, Staceyann Chin, and 88 others.

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Product Description: A sharply focused portrayal of Jamaica at a tipping point in its recent past, this story of one man's private grief and dislocation explores the psyche of a nation and a cultural movement that has lost its footing. When Ferron Morgan’s family is thrown in turmoil by the suspicions surrounding the mysterious death of his father, his life is swept away in a tide of guilt and filial duty...read more

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9781845231057 | Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, March 30, 2010, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A sharply focused portrayal of Jamaica at a tipping point in its recent past, this story of one man's private grief and dislocation explores the psyche of a nation and a cultural movement that has lost its footing.

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Product Description: Inspired by the word “red,” this collection of poems written by black British writers—including both established authors and new, exciting poets—explores the subjects and ideas stirred by a single trigger, from the word's usual associations with blood, violence, passion, and anger, as well as with sensuality and sexuality, to more surprising interpretations such as the link to a particular mood, the quality of light in the sky, the color of skin, and the sound of a song...read more
By Kwame Dawes (editor)

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9781845231293, titled "Red: An Anthology of Contemporary Black British Poetry" | Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, March 30, 2010, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Inspired by the word “red,” this collection of poems written by black British writers—including both established authors and new, exciting poets—explores the subjects and ideas stirred by a single trigger, from the word's usual associations with blood, violence, passion, and anger, as well as with sensuality and sexuality, to more surprising interpretations such as the link to a particular mood, the quality of light in the sky, the color of skin, and the sound of a song.

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Product Description: Astonishingly vivid, bawdy, and tempestuous, this novel is a cautionary tale about greed and class conflict in postcolonial Guyana. Comparing ruthless 20th-century prospectors to the long-ago Spanish explorers who raped a continent in their quest for El Dorado, the novel follows the dreams and delusions of Aron Smart, a youth orphaned early in life and brought up on a farm by his grandparents who impressed upon him the value of an education...read more
By Jan Carew and Kwame Dawes (introduced by)

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9781845230951 | Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, May 1, 2009, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Astonishingly vivid, bawdy, and tempestuous, this novel is a cautionary tale about greed and class conflict in postcolonial Guyana.

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Product Description: Characterized by a beautifully realized reciprocity between outer landscape and the characters’ inner worlds, this remarkable sequence of lyric poetry explores the blossoming of an innately complicated relationship between a retired fisherman named Monty Cupidon and a naked, bloodied, and traumatized woman he encounters standing at a crossroad who cannot remember who she is or where she came from...read more

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9781845231248 | Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, April 1, 2010, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Characterized by a beautifully realized reciprocity between outer landscape and the characters’ inner worlds, this remarkable sequence of lyric poetry explores the blossoming of an innately complicated relationship between a retired fisherman named Monty Cupidon and a naked, bloodied, and traumatized woman he encounters standing at a crossroad who cannot remember who she is or where she came from.

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Product Description: Frank and earnest, this moving collection of poetry offers a glimpse into the support centers and hospice outside of Montego Bay and the many lives that have been lost to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica. Culled from open dialogue with sufferers and those who care for them, and coupled with evocative photographs, AIDS becomes a channel for universal dramas, archetypal voices, stoicism, despair, and deeply human deceptions...read more

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9781845230784, titled "Hope's Hospice and Other Poems" | Peepal Tree Pr Ltd, April 1, 2009, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Frank and earnest, this moving collection of poetry offers a glimpse into the support centers and hospice outside of Montego Bay and the many lives that have been lost to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica.

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