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News & Features » March 2019 » Kwame Dawes is a 2019 Windham-Campbell Prize Recipient!

Kwame Dawes is a 2019 Windham-Campbell Prize Recipient!

We are beyond thrilled to share the news that author Kwame Dawes has been named a 2019 WindhamCampbell Prize Recipient in poetry! The WindhamCampbell Prizes, announced on March 12, 2019, honor living English-language writers across the globe.

In its award, the WindhamCampbell Prize notes of Kwame Dawes: “Dawes’s visceral, memorable, and urgent lyricism results in a poetry of compassion, moral seriousness, and depth that resonates across continents.”

Dawes is the author of two novels for Akashic: She’s Gone and the forthcoming Bivouac. He is also the co-editor, with Chris Abani, of Akashic’s annual New-Generation African Poetry Box Set series. New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Sita) is the forthcoming box set, out in June 2019.

Congratulations to Kwame on this well-deserved honor!

Posted: Mar 21, 2019

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