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Yusef Komunyakaa

(1947 - )

MFA Faculty
New York University
19 University Place, Room 220
New York City, NY 10003

Bibliography
The Emperor of Water Clocks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016)
Testimony, a Tribute to Charlie Parker (Wesleyan University Press, 2013)
The Chameleon Couch (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011)
Warhorses (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008)
Gilgamesh: A Verse Play (Wesleyan University Press, 2006)
Taboo (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004)
[#AfricanAmerican] [#IdentityPoetics] [#Personae]
Pleasure Dome: New and Collected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 2001)
Talking Dirty to the Gods (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000)
[#Ekphrasis] [#Mythos] [#PoeticsofAuthority] [#PoeticStructure] [#RhetoricalReading]
Thieves of Paradise (Wesleyan University Press, 1998)
Neon Vernacular (Wesleyan University Press, 1993)
Magic City (Wesleyan University Press, 1992)
Dien Cai Dau (Wesleyan University Press, 1988)
I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head (Wesleyan University Press, 1986)
Copacetic (Wesleyan University Press, 1984)

Anthology Publications:
Best American Poetry 2016
Best American Poetry 2017
 
Awards
American Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellows in Literature (2016)
Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award (2016)
The Emperor of Water Clocks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016)
Wallace Stevens Award (2011)
Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize (2007)
John William Corrington Award (2006)
Shelley Memorial Award (2004)
Ruth Lilly Prize (2001)
Morton Dauwen Zabel Award for Poetry (1998)
Levinson Prize (1997)
Kingsley Tufts Award (1994)
Neon Vernacular (Wesleyan University Press, 1993)
Pulitzer Prize (1994)
Neon Vernacular (Wesleyan University Press, 1993)

MFA: University of California-Irvine (1980)

Publications Timeline:

2020
Poetry 215.6
Narrative Magazine 2020.1

2019
Ambit 237

2018
Tin House 76

2017
New Yorker 93.13
Poetry 211.2
Poem-a-Day 2017.06

2016
The Emperor of Water Clocks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
American Poetry Review 45.3
Massachusetts Review 57.4
New Yorker 92.22
Poetry 207.4
Poetry 209.1
Poem-a-Day 2016.04

2015
Boston Review 40.2
Tin House 63
The Paris-American 86
Poetry 206.3

2014
American Poetry Review 43.2
New Yorker 90.12
The Believer 110
Poetry 203.6
Poem-a-Day 2014.04

2013
Testimony, a Tribute to Charlie Parker (Wesleyan University Press)
New Yorker 89.7

2012
New Yorker 88.12
New Yorker 88.34
The Paris Review 200
Poetry 200.1

2011
The Chameleon Couch (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

2010
The Believer 74
Poetry 196.5

2009
Harvard Revew 37
New Republic 240.06
New Republic 240.16

2008
Warhorses (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
American Poetry Review 37.3

2006
Gilgamesh: A Verse Play (Wesleyan University Press)
American Poetry Review 35.6

2005
Ploughshares 31.1
New Republic 232.16

2004
Taboo (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

2002
Agni 56
Poetry 180.6
Poetry 181.1

2001
Pleasure Dome: New and Collected Poems (Wesleyan University Press)

2000
Talking Dirty to the Gods (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Ploughshares 26.1
The Paris Review 154

1999
Boulevard 14.3
Boulevard 37
Agni 50
Triquarterly 105
Poetry 175.1

1998
Thieves of Paradise (Wesleyan University Press)
Kenyon Review 20.3

1997
Crab Orchard Review 2.2
Triquarterly 100
Poetry 170.4
Poetry 171.1

1996
Ploughshares 22.1

1995
Kenyon Review 17.1
FIELD 52

1993
Neon Vernacular (Wesleyan University Press)

1992
Magic City (Wesleyan University Press)

1988
Dien Cai Dau (Wesleyan University Press)

1986
I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head (Wesleyan University Press)

1984
Copacetic (Wesleyan University Press)
River Styx 14