Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa
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Yusef Komunyakaa’s thirteen 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.


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Yusef Komunyakaa reads from his poem "Love in a Time of War"

"Listen to this poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, reading an excerpt from his poem ""Love in a Time of War,"" from his poetry collection Warhorses. This powerful collection delves into an age of war and conflict, both global and internal, racial and sexual. Read more about the book Warhorses at http://us.macmillan.com/warhorses/YusefKomunyakaa Learn more about poet Yusef Komunyakaa at http://us.macmillan.com/author/yusefkomunyakaa"

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Komunyakaa reads "When our hands caress bullets and grenades"

"Listen to this poetry reading and hear poet Yusef Komunyakaa read his poem ""When our hands caress bullets and grenades."" Komunyakaa’s thirteen poetry collections 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. Learn more about Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa and find his books at http://us.macmillan.com/author/yusefkomunyakaa"

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The Chameleon Couch

Yusef Komunyakaa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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


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Warhorses

Yusef Komunyakaa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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


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Taboo

Yusef Komunyakaa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Talking Dirty to the Gods

Yusef Komunyakaa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

A daredevil poetic achievement nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award . . . A god isn't worth A drop of water in the hell of his...


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