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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dwight Okita  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: August 26, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Dwight was born in and still resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dwight Okita is a contemporary poet. He was educated at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle. Okita has also written plays.To see Sally Parson's review of Okita's book ''The Prospect of My Arrival'' in the ''Windy City Times'', go to: []

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-- Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, 1988, for Achievement in Poetry