Yusef Komunyakaa’s latest book of poetry is Thieves of Paradise. He teaches at Princeton University. In 1991, Philip Levine won the National Book Award with What Work Is. In 1995 he won the Pulitzer Prize, also for poetry, with The Simple Truth. Both are published by Knopf. In April 1999, his new book came out, The Mercy, also published by Knopf.