Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dwight Okita  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: August 26, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois

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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: []

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, 1988, for Achievement in Poetry

Speaking Engagements

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Upcoming Appearance

Book Signing and Reading 7 30pm, Wedneday, Oct 26, 2011 at Women & Children First - 5233 N Clark, Chicago