Amiri Baraka

24 Feb

Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones, is today’s post subject and was a major influence of the Black Arts Movement.

Modern American Poetry offers up a biography with historical context as well as a few short interviews and one lengthy conversation.

Baraka is a controversial artist and more can be read about that here as well as here, which speaks specifically to Baraka’s poem “Somebody Blew Up America.”

His (official?) site can be accessed here with access to information about his work, life as well as photos.

 

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