• Komunyakaa, Yusef

    Komunyakaa, Yusef

    Yusef Komunyakaa was born in 1947 in Louisiana and served in the US Army from 1969-1970 as a correspondent during the Vietnam War, an experience which later became the subject of his poetry collection, Dien Cai Dau (1988). He studied Creative Writing, his first published poetry collection being Dedications & other Darkhorses (1977). He teaches at New York University and his latest collection is The Emperor of Water Clocks (2015).


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