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Neon Vernacular

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Awards

1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

An award-winning poet’s testimony of the war in Vietnam.

Review:

"This collection is comprised of poems from seven of Komunyakaa's previous collections. A master at interweaving memory and history to shape his experiences into narratives, Komunyakaa enriches his poems with details." Library Journal

Review:

"Quite simply, Komunyakaa is one of the most extraordinary poets writing today...He takes on the most complex moral issues, the most harrowing ugly subjects of our American life. His voice, whether it embodies the specific experiences of a black man, a soldier in Vietnam, or a child in Bogalusa, Louisiana, is universal. It shows us in ever deeper ways what it is to be human." Toi Derricotte, Kenyon Review

Review:

"Yusef Komunyakaa is a poet whose work, over ten years and many books, continues to grow in complexity and beauty. Neon Vernacular includes some of the best Vietnam testimony, in verse or prose, that I've ever read. Komunyakaa's whole oeuvre explores and re/members the double consciousness at work in the construction of African-American male identity." Marilyn Hacker, The Nation

Synopsis:

A collection of poems from the author's earlier books combined with a dozen new poems interweave memory and history.

About the Author

Yusef Komunyakaa is a professor in the creative writing department at New York University. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and many other awards for poetic achievement, including the 2001 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the 2004 Shelley Memorial Award, the Hanes Poetry Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Levinson Prize from Poetry Magazine, and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819512116
Author:
Komunyakaa, Yusef
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Location:
Middletown, Conn. :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Poetry, American
Subject:
Poetry, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. L 391
Publication Date:
19930431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
188
Dimensions:
8.48x5.55x.57 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 188 pages Wesleyan University Press - English 9780819512116 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This collection is comprised of poems from seven of Komunyakaa's previous collections. A master at interweaving memory and history to shape his experiences into narratives, Komunyakaa enriches his poems with details."
"Review" by , "Quite simply, Komunyakaa is one of the most extraordinary poets writing today...He takes on the most complex moral issues, the most harrowing ugly subjects of our American life. His voice, whether it embodies the specific experiences of a black man, a soldier in Vietnam, or a child in Bogalusa, Louisiana, is universal. It shows us in ever deeper ways what it is to be human."
"Review" by , "Yusef Komunyakaa is a poet whose work, over ten years and many books, continues to grow in complexity and beauty. Neon Vernacular includes some of the best Vietnam testimony, in verse or prose, that I've ever read. Komunyakaa's whole oeuvre explores and re/members the double consciousness at work in the construction of African-American male identity."
"Synopsis" by , A collection of poems from the author's earlier books combined with a dozen new poems interweave memory and history.
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