Yusef Komyunyakaa

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Yusef Komyunyakaa

  1. 1. YusefKomunyakaa<br />RUNDOWN<br />Vietnam War<br />Life<br />Poetics<br />DienCaiDau<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>1965-1973
  3. 3. Cold War</li></ul>RUNDOWN<br />Vietnam War<br /><ul><li>Guerrilla warfare</li></ul>Life<br />Poetics<br />DienCaiDau<br /><ul><li>Civil Rights</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Bogalusa, LA
  4. 4. Served in Vietnam</li></ul>RUNDOWN<br />Vietnam War<br />Life<br /><ul><li>Began writing after his deployment</li></ul>Poetics<br />DienCaiDau<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>Surreal influence
  6. 6. Art & Reality</li></ul>RUNDOWN<br />Vietnam War<br />Life<br />Poetics<br />DienCaiDau<br />
  7. 7. Poetry is “a way of expanding and talking around an idea or question”<br />RUNDOWN<br />Vietnam War<br />Life<br />Poetics<br />DienCaiDau<br />
  8. 8. “Language is what can liberate or imprison the human psyche”<br />RUNDOWN<br />Vietnam War<br />Life<br />Poetics<br />DienCaiDau<br />
  9. 9. <ul><li>Published in 1988
  10. 10. “diencaidau” = crazy in the head</li></ul>RUNDOWN<br />Vietnam War<br />Life<br />Poetics<br />DienCaiDau<br />
  11. 11. “Camouflaging the Chimera”<br />RUNDOWN<br />Vietnam War<br />Life<br />Poetics<br />DienCaiDau<br />
  12. 12. “‘You and I Are Disappearing’”<br />RUNDOWN<br />Vietnam War<br />Life<br />Poetics<br />DienCaiDau<br />

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