Graduate students in a writing seminar taught by author Kwame Dawes read original poetry in dialogue with artworks on view in the galleries of Sheldon Museum of Art.
The poets are a part of the Graduate Creative Writing Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, which attracts some of the most gifted writers emerging today. They hail from across the United States and around the world, bringing rich experiences and passions to this community of artists.
Kwame Dawes is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, criticism, and essays. He is the George W. Holmes University Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner. He teaches in the Pacific MFA Program and is the Series Editor of the African Poetry Book Series, Director of the African Poetry Book Fund, and Artistic Director of the Calabash International Literary Festival. He is a Chancellor for the Academy of American Poets and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Editor of American Life in Poetry, Kwame Dawes is the winner of the prestigious Windham/Campbell Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
Admission is free.