Helen Edison Lecture: Yusef Komunyakaa - UCTV - University of California Television
Helen Edison Lecture: Yusef Komunyakaa
Premiere Date: 6/26/2001; 58 minutes


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Yusef Komunyakaa is known as a "jazz poet," a Southern writer and a "soldier poet." Author of nine books and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Komunyakaa sets a provocative stage by rejecting the "write what you know" model in favor of the defying "write what you are willing to discover" premise. (#5640)

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