Supreme Dow is the founder, executive director and curator of the Black Writers Museum (BWM) in Philadelphia, PA. He is regarded as a trailblazer, establishing the only museum in America dedicated solely to the preservation, examination, celebration and exhibition of the contributions of African American authors and their literature. As the curator of an expansive collection of rare and first edition books, documents, journals, magazines, images, artifacts, and taped and vinyl recordings.
He was also recognized for his authentic and “trenchant” poetry, in 2016. Dow released Quiet Screams, a compilation of poems expressing thoughts and reflections spanning over a 25-year period. He was the featured poet for the Macy’s Philadelphia Black History Program 2017. His lectures and workshops engage participants in a process of historic discovery while exploring and discussing the African American aesthetic as revealed in literature.