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Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa
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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. 

National Book Awards Finalist

Yusef Komunyakaa

Books by the Author

The Emperor of Water Clocks
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The Emperor of Water Clocks

Yusef Komunyakaa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The wildly enchanting new collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa

"If I am not Ulysses, I am / his dear, ruthless half brother." So announces Yusef Komunyakaa...

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The Chameleon Couch
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The Chameleon Couch

Yusef Komunyakaa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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
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Warhorses

Yusef Komunyakaa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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, racial and...

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Taboo
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Taboo

Yusef Komunyakaa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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, stranger...

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Talking Dirty to the Gods
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Talking Dirty to the Gods

Yusef Komunyakaa
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 good

Imagination, if we can't...

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