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So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival

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Contributors include: Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, Elizabeth Alexander, Amiri Baraka, Martin Espada, Terrance Hayes, Valzyna Mort, Sonia Sanchez, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Patricia Smith, Saul Williams, Staceyann Chin, and 88 others.

Imagine a night of a hundred poets reading their work to an audience of intensely engaged, responsive, and lively people. Imagine the reading tak
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ebook, 275 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Akashic Books
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This book is divided into four sections: small, medium, large, and extra-large, each referring to the length of the poems in said chapter. Sadly, I did not enjoy any poem in the "extra-large" chapter. Most teachers that I have had for creative writing and poetry workshop all preach the benefits of brevity. Indeed, a skilled poet can say more with less. We were required to read most of this book for my Poetry Workshop class. My teacher, Tim Seibles, a National Book Award finalist for 2012, has on ...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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