Amiri Baraka on his poetry and breaking rules

Protesters gathered outside the South Carolina Capitol on Tuesday to protest the Confederate flag.
Debate over the flag was prompted by the killing of nine people in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. While the American and South Carolina flags were lowered to half-staff in honor of the shooting victims, theConfederate flag was not, as it’s South Carolina law for the flag to flyat the top of its staff* next to the Confederate Soldier’s Monument on the statehouseRead more…

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