Present and Urgent

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Even as artists we are products of our world—all our experiences are part of the material that we employ in our art.

Over at Lit Hub, Matthew Daddona interviews poet Kwame Dawes on his poetry, the publication of African poetry via the African Poetry Book Fund, the diaspora, and the poetic tradition as a form of politic—regardless of whether that political inclination is displayed in speech or silence.


Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at kaywhyelleee.tumblr.com, but don't feel like you have to. More from this author →