Pulitzer Center Update

New Yorker hails Pulitzer Center's HOPE project on HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

"The Book Bench," an online blog of The New Yorker's Books section, recently featured Kwame Dawes and the Pulitzer Center project Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica.

The June 12 post highlighted Dawes' essay, "Learning to Speak" — which appeared in the spring issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review — and also lauded Live Hope Love, the multimedia website that features poetry and media from the project.

"Accompanying the essay, under the auspices of the Pulitzer Center, is a gorgeous Web site featuring, amid photographs, testimonials, and music, poems by Dawes that were inspired by his research, many of them devoted to the people he met," the blog said.

An essay by Dawes on the project also appeared in the June 8 Outlook section of The Washington Post.