Duppy Conqueror:New and Selected Poems
Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award
Finalist (2014)Paterson Prize for Literary Excellence (2014)
Shortlisted for the PEN Open Book Award (2014)
Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems represents an exciting addition to the growing body of work being produced by the prolific poet and writer Kwame Dawes. This volume represents the introduction of Dawes to a new core of readers in the U.S. and will delight those who have followed Dawes’s eighteen previous collections over the last twenty years.
Edited by Matthew Shenoda, Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems showcases spirituality, political engagement, historical rootedness, and a commitment to beauty that underpins the best of reggae music.
"It’s no surprise that the author of the best book on Bob Marley’s lyrics is also a great poet. Dawes’s verse has an expressive power and lyric resonance that can be attributed to a trans-Atlantic consciousness weaned on the spiritual sources of reggae".
.- New York Times
Copper Canyon Press:2013