Authors Birthdays: April

Yusef Komunyakaa (born April 29, 1947) is an African American poet who teaches at New York University and is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Komunyakaa is a recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, for Neon Vernacular and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He also received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Komunyakaa received the 2007 Louisiana Writer Award for his enduring contribution to the poetry world.His subject matter ranges from the black general experience through rural Southern life before the Civil Rights era and his experience as a soldier during the Vietnam War.

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  • Bankole Ajibabi Omotosho – 21 April 1943
  • Chalmers Archer – 21 April 1928 –died 24 February 2014
  • Unity Dow – 23 April 1959
  • Charles Richard Johnson – 23 April 1948
  • Dr. Ifi Amadiume – 23 April 1947
  • Gabriel jibaba Okara – 25 April 1921
  • Caetano da Costa Alegre – 26 April 1864 –died 18 April 1890
  • Robert Kirby – 26 April 1936 – 10 February 2007
  • Solomon Mangwiro Mutswairo – 26 April 1924 – died November 2005
  • Marilyn Nelson – 26 April 1946
  • Peter Nazareth – 27 April 1940
  • Jessie Redmond Fauset – 27 April 1884 – died 30 April 1961
  • Barolong Seboni – 27  April 1957
  • Frédéric Fernand Guirma – 27 April 1931
  • August Wilson – 27 April 1945 –died 2 October 2005
  • Kenneth David Kaunda – 28 April 1924
  • Marita Golden – 28 April 1950
  • Yusef Komunyakaa – 29 April 1941
  • Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo – 30 April 1926 –died 9 March 2010
  • Dr Sebastian Okechukwu Mezu – 30 April 1941
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