African-American poet and Pulitzer Prize recipient whose works include Copacetic and I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head. The former collection is marked by the rhythms of jazz music; the latter received the San Francisco Poetry Prize.
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|April 29, 1941
|Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States
|82 years old
Yusef Komunyakaa is a Poet. Yusef was born in the 1940s, in the middle of the Silent Generation generation. Silent Generation are individuals born between 1925 and 1945. This generation is known for Jazz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Malcolm X, Gone With The Wind, Mickey Mouse, Andy Warhol, Clint Eastwood, Bob Dylan. The Silent Generation has experienced critical historical events, including the Korean War, The Cold War, the McCarthy Hearings, and the Space Race.
He was married to author Mandy Sayer for ten years and later had a child with poet Reetika Vazirani. Tragically, Vazirani killed herself and the couple’s child in 2003. Find out who is Yusef Komunyakaa dating right now.
He was one of five children born to a Louisiana carpenter. He fought in the Vietnam War before studying at the University of Colorado.
DID YOU KNOW He taught at Indiana University, Princeton University, New York University, and the University of New Orleans.
FACT He and Philip Levine were both recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry during the 1990s.
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Currently, Yusef Komunyakaa is 82 years old. His next birthday is away. Yusef will celebrate his 83rd birthday on a Tuesday, April 29th. He shares a birthday with everyone who was born on April 29, 1941. Below is the countdown to his next birthday.
Yusef Komunyakaa’s zodiac sign is Taurus. People born between the dates of April 20th and May 20th belong to the second sign in the zodiac, Taurus. Taurus are known for being reliable, patient, responsible, and loyal. Cancer & Virgo are the most compatible signs for Taurus.
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Yusef Komunyakaa was born in the Year of the Serpent. Serpent symbolizes fertility and rebirth in Chinese culture. People born in the Year of the Snake are intelligent, enigmatic, intuitive, charming, and beautiful. They can also sometimes be hedonistic, vain, malicious, overly materialistic, and duplicitous.
This year is the Year of the Dragon.
DID YOU KNOW United States life expectancy is about 78.5 years.
Yusef Komunyakaa is a 82 years old Poet, born in April, in the Year of the Serpent (1941), and is a Taurus. His life path number is 3. Yusef’s birthstone is Diamond, and his birth flower is Sweet Pea/Daisy.
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