Talking Dirty to the Gods

Talking Dirty to the Gods

by Yusef Komunyakaa

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374527938
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/12/2001
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Yusef Komunyakaa was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, in 1947. His eleven books of poems include Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He is a professor in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

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No decree or creed can outlaw you

As you take every living thing apart. Little

Master of earth, no one gets to heaven

Without going through you first.

-from "Ode to the Maggot"

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