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us: Komunyakaa, Yusef

  • [Individual was a Pulitzer Prize awardee.]
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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bogalusa (La.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Colorado State University
        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Irvine
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army
        • Organization: (naf) University of New Orleans
        • Organization: (naf) Indiana University
        • Organization: (naf) Academy of American Poets
        • Organization: (naf) Princeton University
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Journalism, Military
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Poets
            (lcsh) College teachers
        • Sources

          • found: His Lost in the bonewheel factory, 1978: t.p. (Komunyakaa, Yusef)
          • found: His I apologize for the eyes in my head, c1986: CIP t.p. (Yusef Komunyakaa) data sheet (b. Apr. 29, 1947)
          • found: African American Studies Center, accessed February 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Komunyakaa, Yusef; James Willie Brown Jr.; poet; military correspondent; born 29 April, 1947 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States; Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado (1975); Master of Arts, Colorado State University (1978); Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University of California, Irvine (1980); served in the U.S. Army as correspondent and managing editor of the Southern Cross newspaper, in Vietnam (1966); joined Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center; was English language instructor at the University of New Orleans (1984-1985) and associate professor of English, Indiana University, Bloomington (1985); won Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for New and Selected Poems (1994) and numerous other awards; received two Creative Writing Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Louisiana Arts Council, was elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets (1999) and professor in the Council of Humanities and Creative Writing Program at Princeton University)
        • LC Classification

          • PS3561.O455
        • General Notes

          • [Individual was a Pulitzer Prize awardee.]
        • Change Notes

          • 1983-01-05: new
          • 2015-04-15: revised
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