Kwame Alexander is a poet, publisher, and an award-winning producer of literary programs. Dubbed a “phenom” in the poetry world by The Charleston (SC) City Paper, Alexander has written for television, the stage, and authored 15 books including the best-selling Do The Write Thing: 7 Steps to Publishing Success (2002), And Then You Know: New & Selected Poems (2009), and the children's book, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band (2011). He speaks, and conducts writing/publishing workshops at schools and conferences throughout the country. Alexander serves as Founding Director of Book-in-a-day, a literacy program that teaches high school students how to write poetry and publish a book in one day.
Beltway Poetry Quarterly: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry/poets/names/alexander-kwame/