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Yusef Komunyakaa

Teoksen Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems tekijä

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About the Author

Yusef Komunyakka's eleven books of poems include Thieves of Paradise, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Neon Vernacular, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at Princeton University and lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Tekijän teokset

Dien Cai Dau (1988) 194 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Toimittaja — 170 kappaletta
Talking Dirty to the Gods: Poems (2000) 114 kappaletta
Magic City (1992) 112 kappaletta
Thieves of Paradise (1998) 90 kappaletta
The Chameleon Couch: Poems (2010) 69 kappaletta
Warhorses: Poems (2008) 57 kappaletta

Associated Works

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Avustaja — 1,314 kappaletta
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Avustaja — 1,228 kappaletta
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Avustaja, eräät painokset904 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Avustaja, eräät painokset737 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Avustaja — 331 kappaletta
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Avustaja — 330 kappaletta
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Avustaja — 325 kappaletta
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Avustaja — 319 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Avustaja — 234 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Avustaja — 219 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Avustaja — 212 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Avustaja — 208 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 197 kappaletta
The Art of Losing (2010) — Kansikuvataiteilija — 191 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Avustaja — 169 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Avustaja — 166 kappaletta
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Avustaja — 162 kappaletta
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Avustaja — 160 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1995 (1995) — Avustaja — 156 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Avustaja — 140 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Avustaja — 98 kappaletta
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Avustaja — 95 kappaletta
The Jazz Poetry Anthology (1991) — Toimittaja — 93 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 89 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (2015) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2020 (2020) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
Second Set (The Jazz Poetry Anthology , Vol 2) (1996) — Toimittaja — 14 kappaletta
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Hambone, No. 3 — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Excellent collection; creates a larger story more than most I've read.
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Kiramke | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |
This was a powerful poem showing how memories of war can never be forgotten by those who fought. The character's POV feels so real...

My black face fades,
hiding inside the black granite.
I said I wouldn't
dammit: No tears.
I'm stone. I'm flesh.
My clouded reflection eyes me
like a bird of prey, the profile of night
slanted against morning. I turn
this way—the stone lets me go.
I turn that way—I'm inside
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
again, depending on the light
to make a difference.
I go down the 58,022 names,
half-expecting to find
my own in letters like smoke.
I touch the name Andrew Johnson;
I see the booby trap's white flash.
Names shimmer on a woman's blouse
but when she walks away
the names stay on the wall.
Brushstrokes flash, a red bird's
wings cutting across my stare.
The sky. A plane in the sky.
A white vet's image floats
closer to me, then his pale eyes
look through mine. I'm a window.
He's lost his right arm
inside the stone. In the black mirror
a woman’s trying to erase names:
No, she's brushing a boy's hair.
… (lisätietoja)
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BooksbyStarlight | Oct 25, 2022 |
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archangelsbooks | 1 muu arvostelu | Jun 30, 2022 |
“Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth” is a collection of new thoughts and reprinted classics by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa. Every line paints a vivid and inspiring picture of the world around us. The geography, the people, and the thoughts are diverse and varied. They enable readers to perceive the world as someone else perceives it. The collection is life affirming and thought provoking.
I was given a review copy of” Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth” by Yusef Komunyakaa and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. I want to diversify my reading and “Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth” does that wonderfully. No matter what one reads every day, every reader should regularly pick up a book of poetry such as this for life-affirming regeneration.… (lisätietoja)
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3no7 | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 8, 2021 |



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