Neon Vernacular New and Selected Poems

ISBN-10: 0819512117

ISBN-13: 9780819512116

Edition: N/A

Authors: Yusef Komunyakaa

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 4/30/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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.

Fog Galleon
At the Screen Door
Changes; or, Reveries at a Window Overlooking a Country Road, with Two Women Talking Blues in the Kitchen
Praising Dark Places
A Good Memory
Birds on a Powerline
Little Man Around the House
Songs for My Father
The Tongue Is
Chair Gallows
Translating Footsteps
Looking a Mad Dog Dead in the Eyes
Stepfather: A Girl's Song
Light on the Subject
Beg Song
The Dog Act
For You, Sweetheart, I'll Sell Plutonium Reactors
The Nazi Doll
False Leads
Soliloquy: Man Talking to a Mirror
The Way the Cards Fall
Faith Healer
More Girl Than Boy
April Fools' Day
Untitled Blues
Back Then
Safe Subjects
Black String of Days
Villon / Leadbelly
Elegy for Thelonious
Copacetic Mingus
Letter to Bob Kaufman
Woman, I Got the Blues
Newport Beach, 1979
Gloria's Clues
The Cage Walker
Epilogue to the Opera of Dead on Arrival
Blues Chant Hoodoo Revival
Unnatural State of the Unicorn
Touch-up Man
How I See Things
The Thorn Merchant
The Thorn Merchant's Right-Hand Man
The Heart's Graveyard Shift
Boy Wearing a Dead Man's Clothes
The Music That Hurts
When in Rome - Apologia
The Thorn Merchant's Wife
The Thorn Merchant's Mistress
After Summer Fell Apart
The Brain to the Heart
Audacity of the Lower Gods
The Falling-Down Song
The Thorn Merchant's Son
I Apologize
Dreambook Bestiary
Jonestown: More Eyes for Jadwiga's Dream
Landscape for the Disappeared
Good Joe
In the Background of Silence
For the Walking Dead
Child's Play
The Beast and Burden: Seven Improvisations
Monsoon Season
Water Buffalo
Le Xuan, Beautiful Spring
Camouflaging the Chimera
Starlight Scope Myopia
Hanoi Hannah
"You and I Are Disappearing"
Re-creating the Scene
We Never Know
A Break from the Bush
Tu Do Street
Jungle Surrender
To Have Danced with Death
Report from the Skull's Diorama
Boat People
Missing in Action
Facing It
The Plea
The Man Who Carries the Desert Around Inside Himself: For Wally
Rocks Push
When Loneliness Is A Man
A Quality of Light
Gerry's Jazz
Boxing Day
Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage
Blue Light Lounge Sutra for the Performance Poets at Harold Park Hotel
February in Sydney
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