VIDEO: Kwame Dawes poetry reading

Jamaican poet Kwame Dawes shared selections from his numerous books and told the stories behind his poems in the Mabee Library on September 5.

Dawes is the award-winning author of sixteen books of poetry and books of fiction, non-fiction, criticism and dram. Also, Dawes is the Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.

This was his first time Dawes at Washburn University

Dawes said that was a good experience sharing his works because he received good feedbacks fro m the audience. “One of the opportunities it gives me when I do a reading, is read works that I haven’t read a lot of, and I was available to read new works that haven’t yet published”