Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa is a poet born and raised in Louisiana. He served in the Vietnam War and wrote for the military's paper. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1994.  "my story is how deep the heart runs to hide & laugh    with your hands over your blank mouth face behind the mask    talking in tongues    something tearing    feathers from a crow    that screams from the furnace    the black candle    in a skull sweet pain of meat"   – Blues Chant Hoodoo Revival


ARTICLES FEATURING YUSEF

Strange Trip

I reached for two things that always make me happy, an opium derivative and poetry. They work even better in combination; just ask E. A. Poe....

Strange Trip


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