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Dawes Earns Guggenheim Fellowship

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Poet and author Kwame Dawes, Chancellor’s Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of UNL’s literary magazine, Prairie Schooner, received a 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. The fellowship supports his work on the poem cycle, August: A Quintet, based on writings by August Wilson, a playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner whose work illustrates the African-American experience in the 20th century. An award-winning author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, criticism and drama, Dawes’ accomplishments include a 2009 Emmy Award for a multimedia documentary project on HIV/AIDS in Jamaica.

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