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The Poems of Amiri Baraka

Patrick James Dunagan Bookslut
Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) was the most influential African American poet of the last half-century. His was a wide ranging, experimental practice that left its mark on literary poetry, spoken word verse, and hip-hop. He was a socially committed and engaged intellectual who combined a Marxist enthusiasm with a linguistic panache that resulted in a rich, humorous, and rigorous body of work. Patrick James Dunagan looks at a summing-up collection of his work.

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Remembering Amiri Baraka

By Van Gosse Huffington Post
However naïve it may seem, I felt that here at last was an actual homme de lettres, steeped in, inhabiting books and words, his own and others, and in Newark, one of the most ordinary places in America.

The Original Terrorists

Amiri Baraka OBS - The Organization for Black Struggle
Amiri Baraka is one of the most respected and widely published African-American writers. We are happy to publish the poem he sent Portside, placing the recent shutdown events in the context of U.S. history, and the on-going struggle for equality and justice. We get clear enough to elect Obama the terrorists take off they Klan clothes put on some suits , they the t party, now. TEA The Evil Assholes
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