The Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma Winter 2018 book series concludes March 20th with Neon Vernacular.
Tracy Floreani, Director of OKCU’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature, presents Yusef Komunyakaa’s collection of poems, Neon Vernacular. This collection of poems represents a sampling of the author’s work over many years, from his family memories, to his depictions of experiences in Vietnam as a soldier, to the abstract images that represent his long processing of that experience as a Veteran long after the war. Like Tim O’Brien’s stories, Komunyakaa’s poetry converts ugly memory into beautiful language and space for contemplation.
This presentation is a part of the Oklahoma Humanities Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma “War, Not War, and Peace: A Pulitzer Prize Centennial Series.” All are welcome to attend.