To keep with the idea of helping readers discover new poets, I’d like to bring Cameron Conaway to everyone’s attention. Long-time readers of A Life Among the Pages may remember one of my early reviews from years ago of Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet. The book is a memoir from Cameron Conaway. It’s one of my favorite memoirs, even to this day. But, even to a big fan of Conaway’s writing like I am, I haven’t gone out there and read much of his poetry. I’d like to help make sure this isn’t the case for others.
I can’t go on and on about how great a poet he is, but I can help direct you to some of his work so you can see for yourself. Below you’ll see a bit about two of his collections. If you consider getting a copy of any, I might suggest looking at Malaria. Conaway is very active in spreading the word about the dangers and issues surrounding Malaria, worldwide. This collection is only one of the ways in which he’s doing this.
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About the Author:
Cameron Conaway is a former MMA fighter and the author of 5 books, including Malaria Poems, which was named a “Best Book of 2014” by NPR, and Chittagong, which was praised by the Child Labor Coalition. He leads content marketing at Flow, a task management app used by teams at Tesla Motors, PayPal and Harvard University, among others. As a journalist, he has received the 2015 Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Fellowship. Conaway’s writing has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and can be found in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review and Newsweek.
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