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Yusef Komunyakaa and Laren McClung

Yusef Komunyakaa's books of poetry include Neon Vernacular, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize, Pleasure Dome, Taboo, Talking Dirty to the Gods,Warhorses, Testimony, The Chameleon Couch, The Emperor of Water Clocks, and Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth. His honors include the William Faulkner Prize (Université Rennes, France), the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the Wallace Stevens Award.


Laren McClung is the author of Between Here and Monkey Mountain (Sheep Meadow Press, 2012) and coeditor of Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees (W.W. Norton, 2017).