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War is perhaps the great subject for poetry, and love is its nearly equal partner pulitzer winner yusef komunyakaa has written devastatingly. If only he could touch her,her name like an old wishin the stopped weather of salton a snail he longs to bewords, juicy as passionfruiton her tongue he'd do . Read more from yusef komunyakaa on the new yorker. Yusef komunyakaa is the author of twelve books of poems, including talking dirty to the gods, thieves of paradise, neon vernacular: new & selected poems . Yusef komunyakaa is an american poet who teaches at new york university and is a member of the fellowship of southern writers komunyakaa is a recipient.
The heartbreaking loss of lives in newtown, conn, moved the louisiana-born poet yusef komunyakaa to put his emotions into words. Yusef komunyakaa, who won the pulitzer prize for poetry three weeks ago, is still receiving congratulations from acquaintances as he walks. Yusef komunyakaa, original name in full james william brown, jr, (born april 29 , 1947, bogalusa, louisiana, us), american pulitzer prize-winning poet and. Examine the life, times, and work of yusef komunyakaa through detailed author biographies on enotes. Browse through yusef komunyakaa's poems and quotes 38 poems of yusef komunyakaa still i rise, the road not taken, if you forget me, dreams, annabel.
Bogalusa native and pulitzer prize-winning poet yusef komunyakaa (koh-muhn- yah-kuh) recieved the 2007 louisina writer award komunyakaa was born in. Yusef komunyakaa (born april 29, 1941) is an american poet who teaches at new york university and is a member of the fellowship of southern writers. Yusef komunyakaa--born 1947 and raised in bogalusa, louisiana--served in vietnam as an information specialist, saw combat, and received the bronze star. Yusef komunyakaa's poems are rooted in his experiences as an african american growing up in rural louisiana and his service in the vietnam war influenced.
In 1994, yusef komunyakaa won the pulitzer prize for poetry an author of poetry , prose, and drama, his most recent work is the emperor of. A vietnam veteran, yusef komunyakaa faces his past whilst visiting the vietnam war memorial in washington dc with strong images and. This is my manifesto komunyakaa is ill, in a good way anyway, this is what i try to do when i write i fail enough to know how difficult it is.