From the archives:
Yusef Komunyakaa reads poems from Pleasure Dome:New and Collected Poems (Wesleyan 2001), Warhorses (FSG 2008) and Chameleon Couch (Macmillan 2011).
We talk about the leaps of lyrical narrative, the particular perfection of the brain, and the cassowary. We also talk about Neruda and Borges, and celebration and confrontation. Art endures.
Photo credit: Nancy Crampton
Original airdate: October 27, 2010