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  • Paperback
  • 68
  • Magic City Wesleyan Poetry
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • English
  • 05 October 2020
  • 9780819512086

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SUMMARY Æ Magic City Wesleyan Poetry Komunyakaa vividly evokes his childhood in Bogalusa Louisiana once a center of Klan activity and later a focus of Civil Rights efforts He portrays a child's dawning aware. I got to hear Yusef read in 2007 and he has the most incredible reading voice I have ever heard I liked his poetry but hearing him read truly captures the kind of grit and lurking Old Testament prophet vibe of his work Pretty incredible Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home and Garden (Fox Chapel Publishing) Learn How to Upcycle Pallets to Make One-of-a-Kind Furniture & Accessories, from Boxes to a Ukulele kind of grit and lurking Old Testament prophet vibe of his work Pretty incredible

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SUMMARY Æ Magic City Wesleyan Poetry Kening sexuality the beginnings of the poet's awareness of his life and community as it exists in the context of history and his emerging understanding of his own identit. Every time I read or reread a Yusef collection in full I think this is it this is his best book Love the neorealist angle of this Louisiana love letter with a lot of joy and hurt in it Immersive as a collection of short poems can get Makes me think of Jean Eustache s hometown ethnographies and autofictions I can t help but think of the strip club when I read that title though

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SUMMARY Æ Magic City Wesleyan Poetry Ness of the natural and social order around him rhythms of life in the community the constant struggle for survival in the face of poverty and racism the adolescent's awa. I am this spacemy body believes in ends The Unnatural State of the Unicorn the first poem in Yusef Komunyakaa s 1986 volume I APOLOGIZE FOR THE EYES IN MY HEAD Wesleyan That the body itself apart from mind or soul can possess beliefs or memories or hopes or regrets or revelations comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with Komunyakaa s work or to anyone discovering this poet for the first time through NEON VERNACULAR which includes rich samplings from books now out of print The tense often collouial language of Komunyakaa s tautly lineated poems in this volume and in his newest MAGIC CITY enacts on the page the muscle and movement of the human body as it walks talks makes lovesings the blues even kills Indeed not since Berryman has an American poet developed and then used a relatively standardized style to such effect Short lines short sentences fragments and the ampersand appear in Komunyakaa s earliest work as well as in his most recent These technicaldevices are exploited with increasing skill in poems whose subjects range from lyric meditations on love and jazz to Komunyakaa s experiences in Vietnam to his boyhood in LouisianaThe short lined poem a staple of the Deep Image movement has seemed stale and tiresome in recent years as too often it has been shaped by poets who euate the line with a unit of syntax While this lineation may have once appeared interesting in Stanley Kunitz s THE LAYERS OP or the earlier work of his proteg e Louise Gluck too often it creates a rhythmic portentousness Komunyakaa mostly avoids this pitfall in part because of his sensitive and welltuned ear in part because he knows that a short line as well as a long one should possess both content and integrityPerhaps the most interesting feature of Komunyakaa s development is how his uniue sense of line and rhythm though deriyed from his deep understanding of jazz suddenly comes into focus when he addresses not the subject of music VillonLeadbelly Copacetic Mingus Elegy for Thelonius but war TOYS IN A FIELD published in1986 by Black River Press and DIEN CAI DAU issued widely in 1988 by Wesleyan mark the beginning of Komunyakaa s most compelling work both volumes resulting from the poet s tour of duty in Vietnam At first it might appearstrange that such material would sharpen and focus the accomplishments of LOST IN THE BONEWHEEL FACTORY OP 1979 COPACETIC Wesleyan 1984 and the aforementioned I APOLOGIZE FOR THE EYES IN MY HEAD Southeast Asia and the horrors enacted there being very far removed from the world of bayous and crawfish and Big Mama Thornton and hoodoo and lynchings or the ever present fear thereof Or maybe not so far removed For the steamy jungles of Vietnam must have seemed like the humid Louisiana landscape of Komunyakaa s childhood become nighnnarish Camouflaging the Chimera exemplifies both the terrifyingly phantasmagoric uality of the poems in these two collections and Komunyakaa s characteristic style at its most finely tuned and wrought Chameleonscrawled our spines changing from dayto night green to goldgold to black But we waitedtill the moon touched metaltill something almost brokeinside us VC struggledwith the hillside like black silkwrestling iron through grassWe weren t there The river ranthrough our bones Small animals took refugeagainst our bodies we held our breathready to spring the L shapedambush as a world revolvedunder each man s eyelidA return to an earlier world is the most obvious connecting thread between the poems in MAGIC CITY and the New Poems of NEON VERNACULAR Though Komunyakaa s childhood memories of Bogalusa are scarred by savage racism in poems like The Whistle The Steel Plate and History Lesson a deep but unsentimental love of place and family invests these recent poems with a new and expansive warmth at times even gentleness The modulation of tone leads him to experiment with a childlike narrative voice reminiscent of Elizabeth Bishop in MAGIC CITY s opener Venus Flytraps and with longer sectioned poems as well The virtuosic Changes or Reveries at a Window Overlooking a Country Road with Two Women Talking Blues in the Kitchen a double columned piece that counterpoints two women s gossip about local love and loss and betrayal with a meditation on jazz and poetry is a stunning achievement no less impressive in its own way is Birds on a Powerline which ends with the words ofKomunyakaa s grandmother after his rerum from Vietnam Jesus I promised you NowHe s home safe I m ready My traveling shoes on My teeth In I got on clean underwearThe phrase poet s poet is overused and probably not terribly helpful to general readers who sample a book or two of poetry each year staring dazedly at publications such as this one and trying to decide what s really worth their while and their 10 bucks An immersion in YusefKomunyakaa s poetry and its exactingly crafted restraint is powerful persuasion against the hyperbole that has become unfortunately the language of the reviewer s tribe thus attempting to take this poet s graceful and searing reserve as example seems the most fitting tribute in a reviewof his two first rate collections originally published in THE BLOOMSBURY REVIEW Microsoft Access 2016 Intermediate Quick Reference Guide - Windows Version (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card) kills Indeed not since Berryman has an American poet developed and then used a relatively standardized style to such effect Short lines short sentences fragments and the ampersand appear in Komunyakaa s earliest work as well as in his most recent These technicaldevices are exploited with increasing skill in poems whose subjects range from lyric meditations on love and jazz to Komunyakaa s experiences in Vietnam to his boyhood in LouisianaThe short lined poem a staple of the Deep Image movement has seemed stale and tiresome in recent years as too often it has been shaped by poets who euate the line with a unit of syntax While this lineation may have once appeared interesting in Stanley Kunitz s THE LAYERS OP or the earlier work of his proteg e Louise Gluck too often it creates a rhythmic portentousness Komunyakaa mostly avoids this pitfall in part because of his sensitive and welltuned ear in part because he The Painted Art Journal: 24 Projects for Creating Your Visual Narrative knows that a short line as well as a long one should possess both content and integrityPerhaps the most interesting feature of Komunyakaa s development is how his uniue sense of line and rhythm though deriyed from his deep understanding of jazz suddenly comes into focus when he addresses not the subject of music VillonLeadbelly Copacetic Mingus Elegy for Thelonius but war TOYS IN A FIELD published in1986 by Black River Press and DIEN CAI DAU issued widely in 1988 by Wesleyan mark the beginning of Komunyakaa s most compelling work both volumes resulting from the poet s tour of duty in Vietnam At first it might appearstrange that such material would sharpen and focus the accomplishments of LOST IN THE BONEWHEEL FACTORY OP 1979 COPACETIC Wesleyan 1984 and the aforementioned I APOLOGIZE FOR THE EYES IN MY HEAD Southeast Asia and the horrors enacted there being very far removed from the world of bayous and crawfish and Big Mama Thornton and hoodoo and lynchings or the ever present fear thereof Or maybe not so far removed For the steamy jungles of Vietnam must have seemed like the humid Louisiana landscape of Komunyakaa s childhood become nighnnarish Camouflaging the Chimera exemplifies both the terrifyingly phantasmagoric uality of the poems in these two collections and Komunyakaa s characteristic style at its most finely tuned and wrought Chameleonscrawled our spines changing from dayto night green to goldgold to black But we waitedtill the moon touched metaltill something almost brokeinside us VC struggledwith the hillside like black silkwrestling iron through grassWe weren t there The river ranthrough our bones Small animals took refugeagainst our bodies we held our breathready to spring the L shapedambush as a world revolvedunder each man s eyelidA return to an earlier world is the most obvious connecting thread between the poems in MAGIC CITY and the New Poems of NEON VERNACULAR Though Komunyakaa s childhood memories of Bogalusa are scarred by savage racism in poems like The Whistle The Steel Plate and History Lesson a deep but unsentimental love of place and family invests these recent poems with a new and expansive warmth at times even gentleness The modulation of tone leads him to experiment with a childlike narrative voice reminiscent of Elizabeth Bishop in MAGIC CITY s opener Venus Flytraps and with longer sectioned poems as well The virtuosic Changes or Reveries at a Window Overlooking a Country Road with Two Women Talking Blues in the Kitchen a double columned piece that counterpoints two women s gossip about local love and loss and betrayal with a meditation on jazz and poetry is a stunning achievement no less impressive in its own way is Birds on a Powerline which ends with the words ofKomunyakaa s grandmother after his rerum from Vietnam Jesus I promised you NowHe s home safe I m ready My traveling shoes on My teeth In I got on clean underwearThe phrase poet s poet is overused and probably not terribly helpful to general readers who sample a book or two of poetry each year staring dazedly at publications such as this one and trying to decide what s really worth their while and their 10 bucks An immersion in YusefKomunyakaa s poetry and its exactingly crafted restraint is powerful persuasion against the hyperbole that has become unfortunately the language of the reviewer s tribe thus attempting to take this poet s graceful and searing reserve as example seems the most fitting tribute in a reviewof his two first rate collections originally published in THE BLOOMSBURY REVIEW