Item description for Gomer's Song (Black Goat) by Kwame Dawes...
Gomer's Song is a re-rendering of the Bible story. In Gomer, a harlot who was the wife of the Old Testament prophet Hosea, Kwame Dawes finds the subject for a beautiful contemporary exploration on freedom and sacrifice.
Kwame Dawes is an award-winning Ghanaian-born Jamaican author of several books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction (including his debut novel, She's Gone, published by Akashic Books in 2007). He teaches at the University of South Carolina, where he is distinguished poet in residence and director of the USC Arts Institute and the South Carolina Poetry Initiative. Dawes is the programmer for the annual Jamaican Calabash International Literary Festival.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.05 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Akashic Books
ISBN 1933354445 ISBN13 9781933354446
Availability 0 units.
More About Kwame Dawes
Kwame Dawes is an award-winning poet and author who has received the Forward Poetry Prize, the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, and the Pushcart prize for poetry, among others. He is the author of 12 poetry collections, a short story collection, a play, three critical works, and the novel "She s Gone." He lives in Columbia, South Carolina."