Kwame Dawes is not a native Nebraskan. Born in Ghana, he later moved to Jamaica where he spent most of his childhood and early adulthood. In 1992 he relocated to the United States and eventually found himself an American living in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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.
|Número de Páginas
|University of Nebraska Press
|Fecha de Publicación
|9.0" x 6.0" x 0.28" pulgadas
Acerca del Autor
Garantía & Otros
|30 dias por defectos de fabrica
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