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Author Kwame Alexander Finds the Universal in Poetry

Author Kwame Alexander read and was taught by some incredible poets, their words informing and inspiring him, making him truly feel what they were trying to convey. He tries to do something similar with his own writing …. making his poems and prose, which are very personal, also his readers’ business.

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Children's and YA author Kwame Alexander holding his book The Crossover with Coretta Scott King Award

Poetry, Fiction

Kwame Alexander

Meet Kwame Alexander, a poet, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal. In this video interview, find out why Alexander believes that poetry can change the world!