James Willie Brown, Jr.
Born: Apr 29, 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 67 years of age.
1947 - Born on the 29th of April.
1994 - Komunyakaa is a recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.
- The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1975 - Komunyakaa obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.
1978 - M.A. in creative writing from Colorado State University.
1980 - An M.F.A. in creating writing from the University of California, Irvine.
1984 - Komunyakaa first gained wide recognition for the collection "Copacetic", which fused jazz rhythms and syncopation with super-hip colloquialism and the unique, arresting poetic imagery which has since become his trademark.
1997 - Komunyakaa was a professor at Indiana University for over ten years, and, in the fall, he began teaching at Princeton University.
2001 - The Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
2004 - Komunyakaa began a collaboration with dramaturg and theater producer Chad Gracia on a dramatic adaptation of The Epic of Gilgamesh.
2006 - The play will be published in October by Wesleyan University Press.
2007 - Komunyakaa was awarded the Robert Creeley Poetry Award and visited the Parker Damon building to read some of his poetry to a receiving Massachusett's community.
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