Kwame Dawes will deliver the William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 in Elder Gallery.
Dawes has authored 36 books of poetry, fiction, criticism, and essays, including, most recently, Nebraska (UNP, 2019), Bivouac (Akashic Books, 2019), and City of Bones: A Testament (Northwestern, 2017). Speak from Here to There (Peepal Tree Press), co-written with Australian poet John Kinsella, appeared in 2016. Dawes is Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. He is also a faculty member in the Pacific MFA Program. He is director of the African Poetry Book Fund and artistic director of the Calabash International Literary Festival. Dawes is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
William Kloefkorn taught English at Nebraska Wesleyan for 35 years from 1962 to 1997. He died in May 2011.
The event is free and open to the public.