Friday, October 9, 2009

Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa
reads his poetry and talks with
Alice Quinn as part of
The New Salon in Queens
Mr. Komunyakaa is the author of over a dozen collections of poems and the recipient of such honors as The Pulitzer Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Award. Born and raised in Bogalusa, Louisiana, he worked as a correspondent and editor of the U.S. Army’s Southern Cross during the Vietnam War. He is Distinguished Senior Poet in NYU’s graduate creative writing program.
Ms. Quinn was the poetry editor of the New Yorker for twenty years and is the Executive Director of The Poetry Society of America.
Free and Open to the Public
Wednesday October 21, 6:30pm
Benjamin Rosenthal Library, Room 230