Komunyakaa Profile

Chris Hedges profiles Yusef Komunyakaa for the NY Times. A portion of Komunyakaa’s poem “Tu Do Street” is quoted in the article.

There’s more than a nation
inside us, as black & white
soldiers touch the same lovers
minutes apart, tasting
each other’s breath,
without knowing these rooms
run into each other like tunnels
leading to the underworld.

You can read the entire poem at this site.