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Yusef Komunyakaa
Yusef Komunyakaa was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1947. Komunyakaa’s books of poems include the following: Gilgamesh (a verse play); Pleasure Dome: New & Collected Poems, 1975-1999; Talking Dirty to the Gods; Thieves of Paradise, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Neon Vernacular: New & Selected Poems 1977-1989, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Magic City; and Dien Cai Dau, which won The Dark Room Poetry Prize. His latest book, War Horses, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Komunyakaa is currently professor and Distinguished Senior Poet at New York University.

Yusef Komunyakaa reads in the Writers At Newark Reading Series on Wed., Sept. 24 2008, 5:30-7 p.m., at Paul Robeson Gallery.

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