African Poetry Book Fund, The Brunel University African Poetry Prize & Prairie Schooner’s Fusion

I received some interesting news by email recently that you might find useful. It was sent from the Prairie Schooner, where the poet Kwame Dawes is editor: collaborations with African artists, poets, and publishers. Taken straight from the message:

…you might be interested in the establishment of the African Poetry Book Fund, which will allow African writers in English and in translation an unprecedented audience and place of publication.

In addition, we are announcing the Brunel University African Poetry Prize, in association with the African Poetry Book Fund. We also want to note an important collaboration “WOMB,” curated by our managing editor, Marianne Kunkel, and Batswana poet Tj Dema, featuring Batswana artists and poets in the Schooner’s literature and arts series entitled Fusion. …

You might also check out the APBF website: or the Brunel University African Poetry Prize website at