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"I'm uncomfortable with the focus on the poet and not on the poem." ~ Yusef Komunyakaa
"It wasn't a deliberate decision to become a poet. It was something I found myself doing - and loving. Language became an addiction." ~ Yusef Komunyakaa
"Poets are seen as the caretakers of language, so working with words no matter what the form is what we do." ~ Yusef Komunyakaa
"I define poetry as celebration and confrontation. When we witness something, are we responsible for what we witness? That's an on-going existential question. Perhaps we are and perhaps there's a kind of daring, a kind of necessary energetic questioning. Because often I say it's not what we know, it's what we can risk discovering." ~ Yusef Komunyakaa
"Poetry helps me understand who I am. It helps me understand the world around me. But above all, what poetry has taught me is the fact that I need to embrace mystery in order to be completely human." ~ Yusef Komunyakaa
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There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech."
Author: Allan Bloom

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