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    by Kwame Dawes

    ๐Ÿ“• Midland : Read More ๐Ÿ“•

    • Awards: Hollis Summers Poetry Prize (2001)
    • Genres: poetry
    • Language: english
    • Release date: February 14, 2001
    • ISBN: 9780821413562 (0821413562)
    • Format: paperback, 103 pages
    • Publisher: Ohio University Press
    • Author: Kwame Dawes

    About The Book

    The winning manuscript of the fourth annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize is also the exciting American debut by a poet who has already established himself as an important international poetic voice. Midland , the seventh collection by Kwame Dawes, draws deeply on the poet’s travels and experiences in Africa, the Caribbean, England, and the American South. Marked equally by a lushness of imagery, an urgency of tone, and a muscular rhythm, Midland , in the words of the final judge, Eavan Boland, is โ€œa powerful testament of the complexity, pain, and enrichment of inheritance. … It is a compelling meditation on what is given and taken away in the acts of generation and influence. Of a fatherโ€™s example and his oppression. There are different places throughout the book. They come willfully in and out of the poems: Jamaica. London. Africa. America. But all the places become one place in the central theme and undersong here: which is displacement. … The achievement of this book is a beautifully crafted voice which follows the painful and vivid theme of homelessness in and out of the mysteries of loss and belonging.โ€

    Midland is the work of a keen and transcendent intellect, a collection of poems that speaks to the landscape from inside, from an emotional and experiential place of risk and commitment.

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