The Chameleon Couch

Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa

  • Published: Sep 05, 2020

A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011 Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry An intimate collection from one of America's most important poets The latest collection from one of our preeminent poets, The Chameleon Couch is also one of Yusef... read more

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Details of The Chameleon Couch

Exact title of the book
The Chameleon Couch
Book author
Yusef Komunyakaa
ISBN
9780374120382
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published
Mar 15, 2011
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
1152 kB

Some brief overview of book

A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011 Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry An intimate collection from one of America's most important poets The latest collection from one of our preeminent poets, The Chameleon Couch is also one of Yusef Komunyakaa's most personal to date. As in his breakthrough work, Copacetic, Komunyakaa writes again of music as musefrom a blues club in the East Village to the shakuhachi of Basho. Beginning with "Canticle," this varied new collection often returns to the idea of poem as hymn, ethereal and haunting, as Komunyakaa reveals glimpses of memory, myth, and violence.

With contemplations that spring up along walks or memories conjured by the rhythms of New York, Komunyakaa pays tribute more than ever before to those who came before him. The book moves seamlessly across cultural and historical boundaries, evoking Komunyakaa's capacity for cultural excavation, through artifact and place. The Chameleon Couch begins in and never fully leaves the presentan urban modernity framed, brilliantly, in pastoral-minded verse.

The poems seek the cracks beneath the landscape, whether New York or Ghana or Poland, finding in each elements of wisdom or unexpected beauty. The collection is sensually, beautifully relaxed in rhetoric; in poems like "Cape Coast Castle," Komunyakaa reminds us of his gift for combining the personal with the universal, one moment addressing a lover, the next moving the focus outward, until both poet and reader are implicated in the book's startling world.

About author

Komunyakaa's books of poems include Warhorses (FSG, 2008), Taboo (FSG, 2004), and Neon Vernacular New and Selected Poems, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at New York University.

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