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Kwame Alexander


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lips like yours
ought to be
worshipped

praised
called to the altar
dipped in water and wine

see, i ain’t never been
too religious
but you can baptize me

anytime

From Crush: Love Poems (Word of Mouth Books, 2007)
Used with the author’s permission.

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Kwame Alexander has written eight books, owned several publishing companies, written for stage and television, recorded a CD, performed around the world, produced jazz and book festivals, hosted a weekly radio show, worked for the U.S. government, and taught high school. Founder of the annual Capital Bookfest, he has a passion for helping young people discover the pleasure of reading and writing poetry, a cause supported through his nonprofit literacy effort, www.bookinaday.org. Kwame lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and daughter. Learn more about him at http://www.kwamealexander.com/Home.htm.

 

 


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dianapoet:
Just ordered your book "Kupenda"
Posted 02/06/2011 09:25 AM
dianapoet:
I like it!
Posted 02/05/2011 11:13 AM


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