Wallace Stevens Award

Yusef Komunyakaa

YearPrize Amount
2011$100,000

 

Yusef Komunyakaa
On April 29, 1947, Yusef Komunyakaa was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, where he was raised during the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. He began writing poetry in 1973, and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Springs in 1975.