Author Event - Kwame Dawes - Nebraska: Poems

When
Oct 11 2019 - 6:00pm

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About this event
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Meet Kwame Dawes - author of Nebraska: Poems   This beautiful and evocative collection of poems, Nebraska, explores a constant theme in Dawes’s work—the intersection of memory, home, and artistic invention. The poems, set against the backdrop of Nebraska’s discrete cycle of seasons, are meditative even as they search for a sense of place in a new landscape. While he shovels snow or walks in the bitter cold to his car, he is engulfed with memories of Kingston, and yet when he travels, he finds himself longing for the open space of the plains and the first snowfall. With a strong sense of place and haunting memories, Dawes grapples with life in Nebraska as a transplant. Kwame Dawes has authored 36 books of poetry, fiction, criticism, and essays, including, most recently, Nebraska (UNP, 2019), Bivouac (Akashic Books, 2019), and City of Bones: A Testament (Northwestern, 2017). Speak from Here to There (Peepal Tree Press), co-written with Australian poet John Kinsella, appeared in 2016. He is Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. He is also a faculty member in the Pacific MFA Program. He is Director of the African Poetry Book Fund and Artistic Director of the Calabash International Literary Festival. Dawes is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Books available for purchase and author will sign them!  
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Website: 
www.francieandfinch.com
Location
Francie & Finch Bookshop
130 S. 13th Street Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
United States
Phone: 4027810459
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