YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA (writer)


Yusef Komunyakaa’s twelve books of poetry include Taboo, Dien Cai Dau, Neon Vernacular, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently Warhorses. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the William Faulkner Prize (Universite Rennes, France), the Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry, and the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award.  His recently performed collaborations include Slipknot with TJ Anderson, Wakonda’s Dream with Anthony Davis, Nine Bridges Back with Billy Bang, War Horses with Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez, The Mercy Suite with Tomas Doncker, and a staged reading of Gilgamesh (a verse play) with Chad Gracia. A forthcoming collection of poetry, The Chameleon Couch, will be published in 2011 (FSG). He teaches at New York University. 


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