Yusef Komunyakaa

(April 29, 1947 / 1947)

Comments about Yusef Komunyakaa

  • william flud (4/2/2019 3:46:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed reading prisoners poem and would like an audience with you, I am a enduring freedom vet of 20 years poetry is what I like to write as well as read. Please contact me if that is possible, thank you Mr. Komunyakaa.

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  • S. Rice (11/22/2017 4:30:00 PM)

    Just came across the poem Blessing the Animals. It's wonderful: funny and haunting, too. Thank you, Mr. Komunyakaa.

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  • Grandpoet Taiwo (8/28/2012 11:38:00 AM)

    I heard Chris Abani recite ODE TO DRUM, it was just the transformation i needed as a writer.

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Jasmine

I sit beside two women, kitty-corner
to the stage, as Elvin's sticks blur
the club into a blue fantasia.
I thought my body had forgotten the Deep
South, how I'd cross the street
if a woman like these two walked
towards me, as if a cat traversed
my path beneath the evening star.
Which one is wearing jasmine?

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