Imatge de l'autor

Yusef Komunyakaa

Autor/a de Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems

31+ obres 1,447 Membres 19 Ressenyes 7 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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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Obres de Yusef Komunyakaa

Dien Cai Dau (1988) 195 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Editor — 174 exemplars
Magic City (1992) 114 exemplars
Talking Dirty to the Gods: Poems (2000) 113 exemplars
Thieves of Paradise (1998) 89 exemplars
The Chameleon Couch: Poems (2010) 69 exemplars
Warhorses: Poems (2008) 59 exemplars

Obres associades

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Col·laborador — 1,403 exemplars
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Col·laborador — 1,249 exemplars
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions913 exemplars
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions746 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Col·laborador — 334 exemplars
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Col·laborador — 334 exemplars
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Col·laborador — 329 exemplars
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Col·laborador — 323 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 235 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 223 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Col·laborador — 213 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Col·laborador — 208 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Col·laborador — 200 exemplars
The Art of Losing (2010) — Autor de la coberta — 196 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Col·laborador — 169 exemplars
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Col·laborador — 168 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Col·laborador — 166 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1995 (1995) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Col·laborador — 111 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
The Jazz Poetry Anthology (1991) — Editor — 93 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 86 exemplars
War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing (2016) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World (2002) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (2015) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (2017) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2020 (2020) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (2006) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Sweet Nothings: An Anthology of Rock and Roll in American Poetry (1994) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2023 (The Best American Poetry series) (2023) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Second Set (The Jazz Poetry Anthology , Vol 2) (1996) — Editor — 14 exemplars
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Hambone, No. 3 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Excellent collection; creates a larger story more than most I've read.
Kiramke | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | 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.
… (més)
BooksbyStarlight | Oct 25, 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.… (més)
3no7 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 8, 2021 |



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