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Yusef Komunyakaa

Forfatter af Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems

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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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Værker af Yusef Komunyakaa

Dien Cai Dau (1988) 195 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Redaktør — 174 eksemplarer
Magic City (1992) 114 eksemplarer
Talking Dirty to the Gods: Poems (2000) 113 eksemplarer
Thieves of Paradise (1998) 89 eksemplarer
The Chameleon Couch: Poems (2010) 69 eksemplarer
Warhorses: Poems (2008) 59 eksemplarer
The Emperor of Water Clocks: Poems (2015) 44 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Bidragyder — 1,411 eksemplarer
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Bidragyder — 1,253 eksemplarer
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver914 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver746 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Bidragyder — 335 eksemplarer
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Bidragyder — 334 eksemplarer
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Bidragyder — 332 eksemplarer
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Bidragyder — 324 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Bidragyder — 235 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Bidragyder — 223 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Bidragyder — 213 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Bidragyder — 208 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
The Art of Losing (2010) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 197 eksemplarer
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Bidragyder — 169 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Bidragyder — 169 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Bidragyder — 166 eksemplarer
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Bidragyder — 162 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1995 (1995) — Bidragyder — 159 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Bidragyder — 141 eksemplarer
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Bidragyder — 111 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 102 eksemplarer
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer
The Jazz Poetry Anthology (1991) — Redaktør — 93 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer
The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World (2002) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (2015) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Forfatter — 68 eksemplarer
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (2017) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2020 (2020) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2023 (The Best American Poetry series) (2023) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Second Set (The Jazz Poetry Anthology , Vol 2) (1996) — Redaktør — 14 eksemplarer
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Hambone, No. 3 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Excellent collection; creates a larger story more than most I've read.
Kiramke | 2 andre anmeldelser | 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.
… (mere)
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.… (mere)
3no7 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jul 8, 2021 |



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