Yusef Komunyakaa

Friday, 17 February

yusef komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa's numerous collections of poetry include Taboo, Dien Cai Dau (based on his experiences in Vietnam), Neon Vernacular, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize, Warhorses, and most recently The Emperor of Water Clocks. He has been the recipient of awards including the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry, and the Wallace Stevens Award. Komunyakaa is also the author of several plays, performance works, and libretti, which have been performed internationally and include Saturnalia, Weather Wars, Wakonda’s Dream, Testimony, and Gilgamesh. He is currently the Poet Laureate of New York State and he teaches at New York University.


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Cork International Poetry Festival
14 - 18 February 2017