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Yusef Komunyakaa

Poetry

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19951113

Komunyakaa reads from his 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winner, NEON VERNACULAR. He talks about poems that span his experience as an African-American, beginning with his young life in small-town Louisiana and moving to his experience in Vietnam.

| Subject Matter: Black | Interview Year: 1995 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: PP |

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