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Respect Due

Respect Due: Symposium on the Work of Kwame Dawes   The  inaugural Poetry International symposium on the work of a major poet. Three weekly installments of essays—by peers, elders, students, collaborators, colleagues, friends, observers and witnesses of Kwame Dawes—attentively engage with his work to inform us of the nuances of his…(Read More)

African Poetry Book Fund

The African Poetry Book Fund Kwame is the founder of the The African Poetry Book Fund. This fund promotes and advances the development and publication of the poetic arts through its book series, contests, workshops, and seminars and through its collaborations with publishers, festivals, booking agents, colleges, universities, conferences and all other entities that share…(Read More)

Calabash International Literary Festival The Calabash International Literary Festival was founded in 2001 by three Jamaicans the novelist Colin Channer, the poet Kwame Dawes and the producer Justine Henzell. Their aim was simple—to create a world-class literary festival with roots in Jamaica and branches reaching out into the wider world. A three-day…(Read More)