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Thieves of Paradise / Edition 1

Thieves of Paradise / Edition 1

by Yusef KomunyakaaYusef Komunyakaa


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Centering on the disorienting experiences of the returning soldier and drawing on multiple traditions, Yusef Komunyakaa's poetry is potent, live, and, like the strains of jazz running through it, an erudite and soulful music.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819564221
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 03/13/1998
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA is a professor in the creative writing department at New York University. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and many other awards for poetic achievement, including the 2001 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the 2004 Shelley Memorial Award, the Hanes Poetry Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Levinson Prize from Poetry Magazine, and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Table of Contents

Way Stattion
Tropic of Capricorn
Quatrains for Ishi
The Glass Ark
Debriefing Ghosts
The Blue Hour

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