Yusef Komunyakaa

About Yusef Komunyakaa

Birth Day: April 29, 1941
Birth Place: Louisiana
Birth Sign: Taurus

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Yusef Komunyakaa was bornon April 29, 1941 in Louisiana. African-American poet and Pulitzer Prize recipient whose works include Copacetic and I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head. The former collection is marked by the rhythms of jazz music; the latter received the San Francisco Poetry Prize.
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About

African-American poet and Pulitzer Prize recipient whose works include Copacetic and I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head. The former collection is marked by the rhythms of jazz music; the latter received the San Francisco Poetry Prize.

Before Fame

He was one of five children born to a Louisiana carpenter. He fought in the Vietnam War before studying at the University of Colorado.

Trivia

He taught at Indiana University, Princeton University, New York University, and the University of New Orleans.

Family Life

He was married to author Mandy Sayer for ten years and later had a child with poet Reetika Vazirani. Tragically, Vazirani killed herself and the couple's child in 2003.

Associated With

He and Philip Levine were both recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry during the 1990s.