Pleasure Dome by Yusef Komunyakaa
New and Collected Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

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Best known for Neon Vernacular, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1994, and for Dien Cai Dau, a collection of poems chronicling his experiences as a journalist in Vietnam, Yusef Komunyakaa has become one of America's most compelling poets. Pleasure Dome gathers the poems in these two distinguished books and five others--over two and a half decades of Komunyakaa's work. In addition, Pleasure Dome includes 25 early, uncollected poems and a rich selection of 18 new poems.
 

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YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA is Professor in the Council of Humanities and Creative Writing at Princeton University and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He has won many awards for poetic achievement, including the 2001 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Hanes Poetry Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Levinson Prize from Poetry Magazine, the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 
Published September 15, 2013 by Wesleyan. 445 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A professor in the council of the humanities and creative writing at Princeton University, a recently elected chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a new addition to the Farrar, Straus & Giroux list, Komunyakaa certainly deserves this valedictory volume, collecting his work over a littl...

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