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Biography of Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa (1947 - Present)

Yusef Komunyakaa (1947- ) is an eminent American poet. He was born in the small town of Bogalusa, Louisiana and currently teaches at Princeton University.

Komunyakaa is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His books include Dedications and Other Darkhorses (1977), Lost in the Bone-Wheel Factory (1979), Copacetic (1984), I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head (1986), Dien Cai Dau (1988), Magic City (1992), Neon Vernacular (1993), Talking Dirty to the Gods (1999), and Pleasure Dome (2002). His subject matter ranges from the African-American experience through rural Southern life before civil rights and his experience as a soldier during the Vietnam War.


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3 Poems written by Yusef Komunyakaa

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On Fridays he'd open a can of Jax Comments and analysis of My Father's Love Letters by Yusef Komunyakaa 1 Comment
The old woman made mint Comments and analysis of Potions by Yusef Komunyakaa 1 Comment
Usually at the helipad Comments and analysis of Prisoners by Yusef Komunyakaa 67 Comments


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