Flashback Through the Heart.
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Angela M. Salas
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Flashback Through The Heart: The Poetry Of Yusef Komunyakaa Yusef Komunyakaa (1947- ) is an eminent American poet who currently teaches at New York University and is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Komunyakaa is a recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award (for Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems by Angela M. Salas (Associate Professor of English, Clarke College Coordinates: Clarke has long been noted for its exceptional arts programs. Among colleges in the area, Clarke has a reputation for having highly-developed art, drama, and music departments. , Dubuque, Iowa) is a literary study of African-American poet Yusef Komunyakaa's works and of interpretations and reactions to it. In particular, author Angela M. Salas stresses the importance of a balanced perspective when taking Komunyakaa's race and the race-related themes within his poetry into account. Reading Komunyakaa solely for his views upon race diminishes the full impact of his work as surely as neglecting the role race plays in his work. A literate, knowledgeable dissection, meticulously reasoned extensively documented in its conclusions and subjective judgements.