Vietnam Remembered in Poetry and Jazz

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On this first day of Poetry month, Pulitzer prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa meets up with jazz violinist Billy Bang. They're both veterans who have used their art to deal with painful memories. More on Billy Bang and Yusef Komunyakaa


Poet Yusef Komunyakaa reads the poem “Thanks,” from his collection Dien Cai Dau (1988).

Poet Yusef Komunyakaa reads the poem “You and I Are Disappearing,” from his collection Dien Cai Dau (1988).

Poet Yusef Komunyakaa and jazz violinist Billy Bang discuss the impact of their Vietnam War experiences on their work with WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter.