Magic City

Magic City

by Yusef Komunyakaa
     
 
'This is his finest book to date -- the most ambitious, the richest in writing and psychological drama, the most emotionally and intellectually demanding. It feels as though he has raised this book out of the darkest regions of his art and life.'

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'This is his finest book to date -- the most ambitious, the richest in writing and psychological drama, the most emotionally and intellectually demanding. It feels as though he has raised this book out of the darkest regions of his art and life.'

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"His finest book to date-the most ambitious, the richest in writing and psychological drama, the most emotionally and intellectually demanding. It feels as though he has raised this book out of the darkest regions of his art and life"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819522054
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
10/09/1992
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

What People are saying about this

Sherod Santos
“His finest book to date—the most ambitious, the richest in writing and psychological drama, the most emotionally and intellectually demanding. It feels as though he has raised this book out of the darkest regions of his art and life”
Garrett Hongo
“Magic City celebrates the splendors of imagination’s birth in childhood. We’re in a completely new poetic universe—the natal world of Bogaloosa, Louisiana with its voodoo and gullah songs, worries about the Klan, zigzag lightning bugs, Mardi Gras flambeaus, pigweed, and chain-gangs by the roadside. Komunyakaa gives to these, his firstnesses, savoring poetic homages that float like butterflies, sting like bees. What language, what pain, what beauty.”

Meet the Author

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA is a professor in the creative writing department at New York University. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and many other awards for poetic achievement, including the 2001 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the 2004 Shelley Memorial Award, the Hanes Poetry Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Levinson Prize from Poetry Magazine, and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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