Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka (born Everett LeRoi Jones; October 7, 1934 – January 9, 2014), formerly known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was an African-American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays and music criticism. He was the author of numerous books of poetry and taught at a number of universities, including the State University of New York at Bu ...
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He came back and shot. He shot him. When he came
back, he shot, and he fell, stumbling, past the
shadow wood, down, shot, dying, dead, to full halt.
Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
Lately, I've become accustomed to the way
The ground opens up and envelopes me
Each time I go out to walk the dog.
Monday in B-Flat
I can pray
all day
& God
'A closed window looks down
on a dirty courtyard, and Black people
call across or scream across or walk across
In Memory of Radio
Who has ever stopped to think of the divinity of Lamont Cranston?
(Only jack Kerouac, that I know of: & me.
The rest of you probably had on WCBS and Kate Smith,


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Jesus Son 08 April 2019
One of the greatest poets of all time very underrated.
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Omar Duenas 19 February 2019
what did Amiri Baraka do before poetry
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CELCIA porter 11 February 2018
I think that he is amazing poet that would go around forever.
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