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Warhorses: Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa

Warhorses: Poems

by Yusef Komunyakaa

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Horrible and yet authentic. The poet invokes his words well but to a gut wrenching effect. Appropriate when all the poetry is related to war, and yet the poet perhaps does his job a bit too well. ( )
  ThinkNeil | Apr 19, 2009 |
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This powerful new collection of Yusef Komunyakaa’s poetry delves into an age of war and conflict, both global and internal, racial and sexual. “Sweetheart, was I talking war in my sleep / again?” he asks, and the question is hardly moot: “Sometimes I hold you like Achilles’ / shield,” and indeed all relationships, in this telling, are sites of violence and battle. His line is longer and looser than in Taboo and Talking Dirty to the Gods, and in long poems like “The Autobiography of My Alter Ego” he sounds almost breathless, an exhausted, desperate prophet. Warhorses is the stunning work of a Pulitzer Prize–winning poet who never ceases to challenge and delight his readers.

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