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Yusef Komunyakaa

Autor(a) de Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems

31+ Works 1,458 Membros 19 Críticas 7 Favorited

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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Obras por Yusef Komunyakaa

Dien Cai Dau (1988) 196 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Editor — 174 exemplares
Magic City (1992) 114 exemplares
Talking Dirty to the Gods: Poems (2000) 114 exemplares
Thieves of Paradise (1998) 91 exemplares
The Chameleon Couch: Poems (2010) 70 exemplares
Warhorses: Poems (2008) 59 exemplares

Associated Works

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Contribuidor — 1,510 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,268 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições929 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuidor, algumas edições762 exemplares
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuidor — 336 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Contribuidor — 335 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 329 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 237 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 213 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Artista da capa — 203 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Contribuidor — 171 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1995 (1995) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
The Jazz Poetry Anthology (1991) — Editor — 95 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World (2002) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (2015) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (2017) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (2006) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Sweet Nothings: An Anthology of Rock and Roll in American Poetry (1994) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2023 (The Best American Poetry series) (2023) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Second Set (The Jazz Poetry Anthology , Vol 2) (1996) — Editor — 14 exemplares
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Hambone, No. 3 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Excellent collection; creates a larger story more than most I've read.
Kiramke | 2 outras críticas | 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.
… (mais)
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.… (mais)
3no7 | 1 outra crítica | Jul 8, 2021 |



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