The New Gen! Rising African Poets with Kwame Dawes & Chris Abani

Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani started the New-Generation African Poet limited edition chapbook in 2014 with indie publisher Akashic Books. Every year, they showcase the verses and innovation of the best African poets working today with an emphasis on poets who have not yet published their first full-length collection.

A reading from nine poets included in this year’s edition, New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Saba), will open the event, followed by a conversation between Dawes and Abani on why they had to make this ambitious and poignant project.

This event is presented in partnership with Poets House.