Bilingual reading by Yusef Komunyakaa and his translator Adalber Salas.
Hosted by Mariela Dreyfus.
Yusef Komunyakaa (Bogalusa, Louisiana) is one of the most important living poets in the United States. His vast work includes the poetry collections Copacetic; Dien Cai Dau; I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head; Neon Vernacular: New and Collected Poems; Talking Dirty to the Gods, and The Chameleon Couch. He is also the author of the plays Wakonda’s Dream, Saturnalia and Gilgamesh: A Verse Play. His literary work has won numerous awards, like the Poetry Center Book Award, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, the Wallace Stevens Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize.
Sponsored by NYU MFA Creative Writing in Spanish Program.