Everett Leroi Jones

[Imamu Amiri Baraka]

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Amiri Baraka (born October 7, 1934), formerly known as LeRoi Jones, is an American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism. He is the author of numerous books of poetry and has 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 ... more »

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  • ''James Brown and Frank Sinatra are two different quantities in the universe. They represent two different experiences of the world.''
    Imamu Amiri Baraka [Everett Leroi Jones] (b. 1934), U.S. poet, playwright. interview in David Frost, "Is Democracy a White Man's Word?" The Americans ...
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