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The chameleon couch : poems

Author: Yusef Komunyakaa
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of poems by Yusef Komunyakaa that explores the complexities of culture and its relation to artifact and place.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yusef Komunyakaa
ISBN: 9780374120382 0374120382 0374533148 9780374533144
OCLC Number: 650212603
Description: 115 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Canticle --
The Janus preface --
Eclogue at midnight --
Ignis Fatuus --
The story of a coat --
Ten or eleven disguises --
Ode to the chameleon --
A translation of silk --
Ode to the Shakuhachi --
The one-handed concerto --
Dead reckoning --
Cape coast castle --
Sappho of Mytilene --
The cage, the head --
Kindness --
Black figs --
Aubade at Hotel Copernicus --
Fata Morgana --
Conceived in a time of war --
Memory of the murdered professors at the Jagiellonian --
English --
Poppies --
Orpheus at the second gate of Hades --
Three figures at the base of a crucifixion --
A visit to inner sanctum --
The shortest night --
Unlikely claims --
When eyes are on me --
Blackbirding on the Hudson --
Begotten --
Blue dementia --
A poem written inside a big round machine --
Fortune --
Flesh --
Grunge --
Nostalgia, or between lovers --
Green --
Dangerousness --
The white dog syndrome --
Ode to the guitar --
The hedonist --
How it is --
Nighttime begins with a line by Pablo Neruda --
Surrender --
Daybreak --
Goodness --
A voice on an answering machine --
The beautiful quickness of a street boy --
Last of the monkey gods --
Gone --
Togetherness --
Adonis in the Big Apple --
The window dresser's song --
Dear Mr. Decoy --
Eddie, the immune --
The thorn merchant's godson --
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A collection of poems by Yusef Komunyakaa that explores the complexities of culture and its relation to artifact and place.

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