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Yusef Komunyakaa

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National Book Awards Finalist

Yusef Komunyakaa’s books of poems include Warhorses (FSG, 2008), Taboo (FSG, 2004), and Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at New York University.
 

BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

The Chameleon Couch

Yusef Komunyakaa

A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011A new and intimate collection from one of America's most important poetsThe latest collection...

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Warhorses

Yusef Komunyakaa

This powerful collection of Yusef Komunyakaa’s poetry delves, with his characteristic allusiveness, intelligence, and intensity, into an age of war and conflict, both global and internal,...

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Taboo

Yusef Komunyakaa

With the allusive leaps and improvisational chops of a jazz soloist, Yusef Komunyakaa is our great poet of connectivity--the secret blood that links slave and master, explorer and native,...

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Talking Dirty to the Gods

Yusef Komunyakaa

A daredevil poetic achievement nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award . . . A god isn't worthA drop of water in the hell of his goodImagination, if we can't...

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