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Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef KomunyakaaAKA James Willie Brown, Jr.

Born: 29-Apr-1947
Birthplace: Bogalusa, LA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Neon Vernacular

    University: University of Colorado
    University: MA, Colorado State University (1978)
    Professor: Afro-American Studies, Indiana University (1987-97)
    Professor: Creative Writing, Princeton University (1997-)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1994 for Neon Vernacular

Author of books:
Dedications and Other Darkhorses (1977, poetry)
Lost in the Bonewheel Factory (1979, poetry)
Copacetic (1984, poetry)
I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head (1986, poetry)
Dien Cai Dau (1988, poetry)
Magic City (1992, poetry)
Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems (1993, poetry)
Ploughshares Spring (1997, poetry)
Thieves of Paradise (1998, poetry)
Talking Dirty to the Gods (1999, poetry)
Pleasure Dome (2002, poetry)

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