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All Things Considered Observes the First Anniversary of the Newtown Tragedy with Yusef Komunyakaa December 16, 2013: While grappling with news of the Newtown tragedy last year, All Things Considered spoke to poet, Yusef Komunyakaa, who wrote a poem about the tragedy. This year, one year since Newtown, All Things [...] by

Academy of American Poets NYC Summer Poetry Series July 17, 2013: If you’re in NYC this sweltering summer and can bear to temporarily venture outside of air conditioning, the Academy of American Poets will make it worth your while. The Academy is continuing its [...] by

Sibyl Kempson, Kenny Goldsmith, Judith Malina, Ariana Reines & More Featured in CUNY Poetry in Theatre Program May 24, 2013: Poetry and theater are necking in the coat closet again–if you’re in New York on June 3, check out the CUNY Graduate Center Segal Theatre’s latest extraordinary programming, [...] by

Our Slaves: Caring for Masters, Deforming Mastery (Part 2 of 2) May 2, 2013: “Cape Coast Castle,” a poem in Yusef Komunyakaa’s Chameleon Couch (his most recent book), begins with a haunting. The speaker of poem declares in the first line: “I made love to you, & it [...] by

Our Slaves: Caring for Masters, Deforming Mastery (Part 1 of 2) May 1, 2013: This post is a continuation of the conversation I started last week with the same title. There’s so much that can be written on both Natasha Trethewey’s “Native Guard” and Yusef [...] by

Our Slaves: Meditations on the Traffic of Black Bodies in Print (Part 1 of 2) April 24, 2013: April 18, 2013 The Chicago River is swollen; and for the first time in over a century, they are allowing it to flow into Lake Michigan, the lake that provides the city’s drinking water. A [...] by

“…like a bird of prey, the profile of night…” April 30, 2010:            –from “Facing It,” Yusef Komunyakaa’s great poem            about war and race and America and the Vietnam Memorial. The university where I currently teach [...] by