Alex Amend, Pulitzer Center
To help celebrate Poetry Month the Pulitzer Center will be posting poems from one of our grantees, Kwame Dawes. These poems come from the project Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica.
Screen shot from www.livehopelove.com
Last year Kwame took multiple trips to Jamaica to learn about people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine the ways in which the disease has shaped their lives. His work in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center culminated in the award-winning interactive web presentation www.livehopelove.com that synthesizes audio and text versions of the poems, videos, music, and photography by Joshua Cogan.
This week's poem is "Altar."
Another outgrowth of the project, a radio documentary, is available at Public Radio Exchange. Live Hope Love (Radio) produced by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Jack Chance for Outer Voices, features Kwame's poetry, original interviews and original music composed by Kevin Simmonds. Ask your local radio stations to visit PRX and air Live Hope Love in your area.