Poetry in America

You and I Are Disappearing, by Yusef Komunyakaa

Passport 05/09/2020 | 27m 1s Video has closed captioning.

Yusef Komunyakaa went to Vietnam as a journalist but he came home a poet. This episode explores what burns in memory and on the page, even decades later. Former Secretary of State John Kerry, film and theatre director Julie Taymor, composer Elliot Goldenthal, Komunyakaa himself and a chorus of veterans discuss the mingled beauty and horror of war-- and the challenge of making art of it.

Aired: 05/09/20

Expires: 04/11/23

Rating: TV-PG

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