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Love in the Time of War: A Celebration of Yusef Komunyakaa
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:00PM
NYU Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
Join us for the first in a day of events celebrating the life and work of Yusef Komunyakaa. Stories, Lessons and Reflections from Working with Yusef Komunyakaa This morning, poets share stories, lessons and reflections from working with the great poet. With Abba Belgrave, Cornelius Eady, Brian Francis, Terrance Hayes, Jerome Ellison Murphy, Dante Micheaux, Hermine Pinson, Sharon Olds, Nicole Sealey, Soren Stockman, and Chuck Wachtel. Presented with NYU Creative Writing Program and Cave Canem, with production support from the Poetry Foundation.
In this extraordinary event, world-renowned poets share reflection on art's ability to reflect violent realities and act as a strategy for imagining peace. This is the second event in a day celebrating the life and work of Yusef Komunyakaa. With Maurice Emerson Decaul, Toi Derricotte, Tyehimba Jess, Monica Sok, Kevin Young and Javier Zamora. Presented with NYU Creative Writing Program and Cave Canem, with production support from the Poetry Foundation.