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POETRY EVERYWHERE

"Tornado Child" by Kwame Dawes

  • Aired: 04/01/2011
  • 02:26
  • Expires: 04/01/2016
  • Rating: TV-G
Kwame Dawes, a prolific poet, playwright, novelist, actor, and musician, was born in Ghana in 1962, and grew up in Jamaica, where the "reggae aesthetic" had a profound and lasting impact on the direction of his work. "Tornado Child" is from a collection of poems based on Dawes' conversations with the elders of Sumter, South Carolina.
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Kwame Dawes, a writer, actor, and musician, reads his poem "Tornado Child."
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