Warhorses

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Product Details

Price
$15.00  $13.80
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
Pages
86
Dimensions
5.16 X 0.3 X 7.9 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374531911
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About the Author

Yusef Komunyakaa's books of poems include Taboo (FSG, 2004) and Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at Princeton University.

Reviews

"[Komunyakaa] call[s] to mind Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman-- the private gaze and the civic drum, purifying language, purifying history." --Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, The Washington Post Book World

"Verses that practically sizzle and spark with intelligence . . . Komunyakaa thinks like a scholar and writes like a jazz musician. His poems wail and swing to the backbeat of African-American history, dropping knowledge with a wink and a nod to let you know, yes, this man knows a thing or two about what he's talking about." --John Freeman, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Yusef Komunyakaa is . . . one of our period's most significant and individual voices . . . He has a near-revelatory capacity to give himself over to his subject matter and to the taut concision of his free verse . . . Dazzling." --David Wojahn, Poetry

"[Warhorses ] is galvanizing in its fury and decisive in its rare power . . . Komunyakaa crafts metaphors and images of shocking precision and startling intensity." --Donna Seaman, Booklist