Catalog Number: 20151023, 20150220
Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, Kwame Dawes has written poetry, plays, fiction, a documentary and an accompanying Emmy-winning website of poetry. In this reading at the 2015 Pleiades Visiting Writers Series at the University of Central Missouri, Dawes reads from his book, Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems and shares influences ranging from the music of Bob Marley to the two decades he spent at the University of South Carolina. Since 2011, he’s served as the editor-in-chief of the University of Nebraska’s literary magazine, Prairie Schooner. He also discusses the creative process and the importance of personal and global history in poetry.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...
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