Amiri Baraka

[Imamu Amear Baraka] (1934 - 2014 / Newark, New Jersey)

Amiri Baraka
Do you like this poet?
26 person liked.
3 person did not like.

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 Buffalo and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received the PEN Open Book Award, formerly known as the Beyond Margins Award, in 2008 for Tales of the Out and the Gone.
Baraka's career spanned nearly 50 years, and his themes range from black liberation to white racism. Some poems that are always associated with his name are ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Comments about Amiri Baraka

more comments »
  • CELCIA porter (2/11/2018 10:07:00 AM)

    I think that he is amazing poet that would go around forever.

Read all 1 comments »
Best Poem of Amiri Baraka


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.

At the bottom, bleeding, shot dead. He died then, there
after the fall, the speeding bullet, tore his face
and blood sprayed fine over the killer and the grey light.

Pictures of the dead man, are everywhere. And his spirit
sucks up the light. But he died in darkness darker than
his soul and everything tumbled blindly with him dying

down the stairs.

We have no word

on the ...

Read the full of Incident Updates

[Report Error]