Neon Vernacular

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Title

Neon Vernacular

Description

Widely known for jazz aesthetic and musical rhythms in his poetry, Yusef Komunyakaa expands his jazz style in Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems. Komunyakaa crafted a poetry collection that moves beyond familiar jazz impulses into a new translation of jazz in literature. Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, Komunyakaa’s poems underscore black life in the South. Neon Vernacular wrestles with the experiences living underneath systemic racism and celebrates black resiliency. Komunyakaa received the Pulitzer Prize for his foray into improvisation with the poems in Neon Vernacular.

Creator

Yusef Komunyakaa

Source

Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1993.

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Citation

Yusef Komunyakaa, “Neon Vernacular,” Grisham Bookshelf, accessed July 5, 2022, https://grishambookshelf.exhibits.depaul.press/items/show/16.

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