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Author Komunyakaa, Yusef.
Title The chameleon couch : poems / Yusef Komunyakaa.
Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012, c2011.
Edition 1st paperback ed.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  PS3561.O455 C48 2012    AVAILABLE


Call # PS3561.O455 C48 2012
Phys. Description 115 p. : ill. ; 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 -- Ontology & Guinness.
Summary A collection of poems by Yusef Komunyakaa that explores the complexities of culture and its relation to artifact and place.
Subject Poetry.
ISBN 9780374120382 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0374120382 (hardcover : alk. paper)