This Wednesday night, Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and The English Department 2011 Millett Writing Fellow, will give a reading at Memorial Chapel.
Yusef Komunyakaa‘s numerous books of poems include Talking Dirty to the Gods, Thieves of Paradise, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Neon Vernacular: New & Selected Poems 1977-1989, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Magic City, Dien Cai Dau, which won The Dark Room Poetry Prize, and I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head, winner of the San Francisco Poetry Center Award. In 1999, he was elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Yusef Komunyakaa is the Senior Distinguished Poet in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU.
Date: Wednesday, April 13th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel