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Reading - Fiction/poetry

Considering Barry Lopez: A Reading of Poems by Kwame Dawes

5:30 pm
Sheldon Museum of Art
451 N 12th St
Lincoln NE 68588
Additional Info: SHEL
Target Audiences:
Erin Hanas, (402) 472-3541,
Author Kwame Dawes will read new poems he has written in response to the work of the late writer Barry Lopez and to an exhibition of photographs donated by fifty American photographers to honor Lopez. In his presentation, Dawes will offer his perspective on the brilliance and compassion of Lopez, who wrote about the landscape in lyrical prose that offered a vivid account of humankind’s relationship with the natural world.

Dawes will read his poetry at Sheldon Museum of Art in the galleries housing the exhibition “From Here to the Horizon: Photographs in Honor of Barry Lopez.”

Dawes is the author of twenty books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. He is currently the George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Best known for “Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape,” which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1986, Lopez was the author of dozens of essays and works of fiction and nonfiction, including the recently released “Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World.”

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Admission is free.

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