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“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 Book Review

“Raised in Jamaica, Dawes takes some of his cues, and this book’s title, from reggae music. But his voice in these long and short poems and sequences selected from each of his many books, w
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Paperback, 260 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by Copper Canyon Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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An amazing collection that follows the evolution of a great contemporary poet. Gathering poems from his many earlier books as well as including a book-length collection of new poems, the collection wisely uses chronology to show Dawes's growth as a poet, even as many of his themes - music, particularly reggae and the blues, race, sex, relationships, the struggle to survive in a harsh world. The title of the book comes from a Bob Marley song; a duppy in Jamaican culture is a malevolent spirit ...more
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Born in Ghana in 1962, Kwame Dawes spent most of his childhood and early adult life in Jamaica . As a poet, he is profoundly influenced by the rhythms and textures of that lush place, citing in a recent interview his "spiritual, intellectual, and emotional engagement with reggae music." His book Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius remains the most authoritative study of the lyrics of Bob Marley.

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