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Neon Vernacular

New and Selected Poems

Yusef Komunyakaa

Publication Year: 2013

An award-winning poet's testimony of the war in Vietnam.

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

Cover

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p. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-x

New Poems

Fog Galleon

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pp. 3-14

At the Screen Door

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pp. 4-15

Moonshine

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pp. 5-16

Salt

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pp. 6-7

Changes; or, Reveries at a Window Overlooking a Country Road, with Two Women Talking Blues in the Kitchen

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pp. 8-10

Work

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pp. 11-12

Praising Dark Places

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pp. 13-24

A Good Memory

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pp. 14-22

Birds on a Powerline

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pp. 23-34

Fever

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pp. 24-26

Little Man Around the House

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pp. 27-38

Songs for My Father

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pp. 28-34

from Dedications & Other Darkhorses

The Tongue Is

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pp. 37-48

Chair Gallows

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pp. 38-49

Translating Footsteps

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pp. 39-40

from Lost in the Bonewheel Factory

Looking a Mad Dog Dead in the Eyes

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pp. 43-54

1938

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pp. 44-55

Stepfather: A Girl's Song

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pp. 45-56

Apprenticeship

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pp. 46-57

Light on the Subject

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pp. 47-58

Beg Song

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pp. 48-59

Passions

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pp. 49-50

The Dog Act

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pp. 51-62

For You, Sweetheart, I'll Sell Plutonium Reactors

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pp. 52-63

The Nazi Doll

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pp. 53-64

Corrigenda

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pp. 54-65

from Copacetic

False Leads

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pp. 57-68

Soliloquy: Man Talking to a Mirror

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pp. 58-69

The Way the Cards Fall

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pp. 59-70

Annabelle

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pp. 60-71

Faith Healer

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pp. 61-72

More Girl Than Boy

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pp. 62-73

April Fools' Day

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pp. 63-74

Untitled Blues

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pp. 64-75

Back Then

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pp. 65-76

Blasphemy

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pp. 66-77

Safe Subjects

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pp. 67-68

Black String of Days

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pp. 69-80

Villon / Leadbelly

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pp. 70-81

Elegy for Thelonious

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pp. 71-82

Copacetic Mingus

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pp. 72-83

Letter to Bob Kaufman

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pp. 73-84

Woman, I Got the Blues

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pp. 74-85

Newport Beach, 1979

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pp. 75-86

Gloria's Clues

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pp. 76-87

Charmed

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pp. 77-88

The Cage Walker

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pp. 78-89

Addendum

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pp. 79-90

Epilogue to the Opera of Dead on Arrival

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pp. 80-91

Blues Chant Hoodoo Revival

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pp. 81-84

from I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head

Unnatural State of the Unicorn

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pp. 87-98

Touch-up Man

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pp. 88-99

How I See Things

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pp. 89-100

The Thorn Merchant

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pp. 90-101

The Thorn Merchant's Right-Hand Man

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pp. 91-102

The Heart's Graveyard Shift

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pp. 92-93

Boy Wearing a Dead Man's Clothes

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pp. 94-95

The Music That Hurts

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pp. 96-107

When in Rome—Apologia

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pp. 97-98

The Thorn Merchant's Wife

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pp. 99-110

The Thorn Merchant's Mistress

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pp. 100-101

After Summer Fell Apart

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pp. 102-103

The Brain to the Heart

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pp. 104-115

Audacity of the Lower Gods

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pp. 105-116

The Falling-Down Song

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pp. 106-117

The Thorn Merchant's Son

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pp. 107-118

I Apologize

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pp. 108-119

1984

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pp. 109-112

Dreambook Bestiary

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pp. 113-114

Jonestown: More Eyes for Jadwiga's Dream

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pp. 115-126

Landscape for the Disappeared

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pp. 116-117

Good Joe

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pp. 118-119

In the Background of Silence

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pp. 120-131

For the Walking Dead

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pp. 121-132

Child's Play

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pp. 122-133

The Beast & Burden: Seven Improvisations

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pp. 123-126

from Toys in a Field

Ambush

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pp. 129-140

Monsoon Season

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pp. 130-141

Water Buffalo

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pp. 131-142

Le Xuan, Beautiful Spring

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pp. 132-143

Please

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pp. 133-134

from Dien Cai Dau

Camouflaging the Chimera

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pp. 137-148

Tunnels

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pp. 138-149

Starlight Scope Myopia

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pp. 139-140

Hanoi Hannah

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pp. 141-152

"You and I Are Disappearing"

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pp. 142-153

Re-creating the Scene

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pp. 143-144

We Never Know

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pp. 145-156

A Break from the Bush

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pp. 146-157

Tu Do Street

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pp. 147-158

Communiqué

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pp. 148-149

Prisoners

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pp. 150-151

Jungle Surrender

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pp. 152-153

Thanks

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pp. 154-165

To Have Danced with Death

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pp. 155-166

Report from the Skull's Diorama

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pp. 156-167

Boat People

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pp. 157-168

Missing in Action

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pp. 158-169

Facing It

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pp. 159-160

from February in Sydney

The Plea

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pp. 163-164

The Man Who Carries the Desert Around Inside Himself: For Wally

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pp. 165-166

Rocks Push

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pp. 167-168

When Loneliness Is A Man

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pp. 169-180

A Quality of Light

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pp. 170-181

Gerry's Jazz

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pp. 171-172

Boxing Day

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pp. 173-174

Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage

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pp. 175-186

Blue Light Lounge Sutra for the Performance Poets at Harold Park Hotel

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pp. 176-177

February in Sydney

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pp. 178-179

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About the Author

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pp. 193-195

Yusef Komunyakaa, originally from Bogalusa, Louisiana, has published more than eleven books. Newly published are Blue Notes: Essays, Interviews, and Commentaries (University of Michigan Press) and Talking Dirty to the Gods (poems, Farrar, Straus & Giroux). ...


E-ISBN-13: 9780819574534
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819522085

Page Count: 188
Publication Year: 2013

Series Title: Wesleyan Poetry Series