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Teaching Facing It 

Facing It 

"Facing It" is a free verse poem about the impact of the Vietnam War by Yusef Komunyakaa, the first Black man to win a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.

Yusef Komunyakaa
“Facing it” from Pleasure Dome: New and Selected Poems © 2001 by Yusef Komunyakaa. Published by Wesleyan University Press. Used by permission.


How do people and nations reflect on those who have died?


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