Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Komunyakaa in New Haven

Yusef Komunyakaa will read at the Beinecke on Thursday, September 20, 4 pm. This event is free and open to the public. The Beinecke Library is located at 121 Wall Street, New Haven. Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa is the author of many collections of poetry, including Pleasure Dome: New & Collected Poems, 1975-1999, Talking Dirty to the Gods, Dien Cai Dau, and Neon Vernacular: New & Selected Poems 1977-1989. He has received awards from the Louisiana Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, where he served as a correspondent and managing editor of the Southern Cross.For more information about and examples of Yusef Komunyakaa's work please visit:
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/22
http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/komunyakaa/poetry.htm
http://www.ibiblio.org/ipa/komunyakaa.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusef_Komunyakaa

2 comments:

DLowe said...

Jesus...I can't stop lisitening to this gentleman read his poems. So inspiring.
Don

Prof. Clements said...

Did anyone go hear Komunyakaa?