Chameleon Couch Poems

ISBN-10: 0374533148
ISBN-13: 9780374533144
Edition: 2012
Authors: Yusef Komunyakaa
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Description: The latest collection from one of our preeminent poets,The Chameleon Couchis also one of Yusef Komunyakaa's most personal. As in his breakthrough workCopacetic, he writes of music as muse—from a blues club in the East Village to the shakuhachi of  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 3/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

The latest collection from one of our preeminent poets,The Chameleon Couchis also one of Yusef Komunyakaa's most personal. As in his breakthrough workCopacetic, he writes of music as muse—from a blues club in the East Village to the shakuhachi of Matsuo Basho. Beginning with “Canticle,” this varied collection often returns to the idea of poem as hymn, ethereal and haunting, as Komunyakaa reveals glimpses of memory, myth, and violence. With contemplations that spring up along walks or memories conjured by the rhythms of New York, Komunyakaa pays tribute to those who came before him.The book moves seamlessly across cultural and historical boundaries, evoking Komunyakaa’s capacity for cultural excavation through artifact and place.The Chameleon Couchbegins in and never fully leaves the present—an urban modernity framed, brilliantly, in pastoral-minded verse. The poems seek the cracks beneath the landscape, whether in New York or Ghana or Poland, finding in each elements of wisdom or unexpected beauty. The collection is sensually, beautifully relaxed in rhetoric; in poems like “Cape Coast Castle,” Komunyakaa reminds us of his gift for combining the personal with the universal, one moment addressing a lover, the next moving the focus outward, until both poet and reader are implicated in the book's startling world.

Yusef Komunyakka's eleven books of poems include Thieves of Paradise, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Neon Vernacular, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at Princeton University and lives in New York City.

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