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
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....