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Yusef Komunyakaa
Birth date: April 29, 1947
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Poetry
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dearmfield
dearmfield rated it 11 years ago
I started reading Komunyakaa's work with his translation on Gilgamesh. All his poetry collections have interesting titles such as this one, Chameleon Couch and Lost in the Bone Wheel Factory.This collection has a crap load of great lines as well as entire poetry stanzas. My favorites listed below.-A...
dearmfield
dearmfield rated it 12 years ago
What's not to like about dirty talk. Although that was the main focus throughout this collection. There was more to it. Seven deadly sins. Ode to dust. Komunyakaa is a God for poetry.Utetheisa OrnatrixNight RitualLimeOde To MaggotsSlime MoldsNipplesScapegoatSpirit TrapsChasity BeltMeditation in th...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it 13 years ago
We all have our ghosts. So says Yusef, and with masterful language and imagery he, at once, invokes and exorcises one of his, the Vietnam War. I use the word invoke because all possible meanings apply: to call upon for blessing, inspiration, support; to make useful as pertinent; to summon or conjure...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it 13 years ago
We all have our ghosts. So says Yusef, and with masterful language and imagery he, at once, invokes and exorcises one of his, the Vietnam War. I use the word invoke because all possible meanings apply: to call upon for blessing, inspiration, support; to make useful as pertinent; to summon or conjure...
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