Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems / Edition 1

Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems / Edition 1

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by Yusef Komunyakaa
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0819512117

ISBN-13: 9780819512116

Pub. Date: 04/30/1993

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

An award-winning poet’s testimony of the war in Vietnam.

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An award-winning poet’s testimony of the war in Vietnam.

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ISBN-13:
9780819512116
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
04/30/1993
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
336,349
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 10.44(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I saw the author present one of the poems in this collection, 'Blue Light Lounge Sutra...' at a reading. He performed it with the gusto and passion you might find in a rock star singing his best song on a night when everything seems to come together. He read the poem from memory without pausing in his speech except to enhance its jazz-like rhythm. Immediately afterwards, the audience broke its habit of staying subdued and silent until the end of a reading to applaud spontaneously. This, I think, best describes the feelings Komunyakaa conjures when he is at his best. Although there are many strong poems in this collection, even on the page 'Blue Light Lounge Sutra...' obviously stands out. Other notables include 'Chair Gallows' and 'You and I Are Disappearing.'