Poet Kwame Dawes speaks at the 2011 Annual Conference for the Association for Writers and Writing Program
Kwame Dawes discusses his poetry and his projects with the Pulitzer Center, including the Emmy Award-winning LiveHopeLove.com, during the workshop "Poetry as Multimedia Documentary." Other participants scheduled to participate are Susan B.A. Somers-Willett, Erika Meitner, Natasha Trethewey and Ted Genoways.
The workshop description:Can poets use the tools of journalism and other media to produce new models of storytelling? Poets reporting from communities in crisis (Jamaica, Haiti, Troy, Detroit, and Gulfport) gather to debate the possibilities of poetry as documentary and discuss their collaborations with radio producers and photographers. Part reading and part discussion, the panel puts into conversation writers whose work blurs the lines between art and journalism through text, photography, audio, and video.