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Yusef Komunyakaa

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National Book Awards Finalist

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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Taboo

Yusef Komunyakaa

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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The Chameleon Couch

Yusef Komunyakaa

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This powerful new collection of Yusef Komunyakaa’s poetry delves into an age of war and conflict, both global and internal, racial and sexual. “Sweetheart, was I talking war in...

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