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15th Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival: Amiri Baraka Tribute

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Sweet/Black Dada Nihilismus – Amiri Baraka(Leroi Jones)&The New York Art Quartet

Sweet/Black Dada Nihilismus – Amiri Baraka(Leroi Jones)&The New York Art Quartet Album – New York Art Quartet (1964) Roswell Rudd – Trombone John Tchicai -Alto Sax Lewis Worrell – Bass Milford Graves – Percussion Leroi Jones – Recitation
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Amiri Baraka on his poetry and breaking rules

Poet E. Ethelbert Miller introduces Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) as one of the most prolific writers of the century in this 1998 edition of HoCoPoLitSo’s The Writing Life. They talk about the writers that influenced his work: Charlie Olson, the Black Mountain Group, Frank O’Hara and Allen Ginsberg. Baraka reads his first published poem, “Preface to a 20 Volume Suicide Note.” A discussion on the link between his poetry and music precedes a reading of a section of the poem “In the Tradition,”
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Amiri Baraka: Evolution of a Revolutionary Poet

After coming off the bench this season, Andre Iguodala cemented what an integral role that was for the Warriors this year, by capping it off as the 2015 NBA Finals MVP.
Iguodala was announced the recipient of the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after the Warriors’ Game 6 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, which secured Golden State’s NBA championship — the team’s first in 40 years.
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Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) – Clay

February 3, 2010.
Amiri Baraka originally published poetry under his birth name, LeRoi Jones. He was born in 1934 and in 1957 he moved to New York where he got heavily involved in the Beat movement in Greenwich Village. He currently teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Clay
Killed

by a white woman

on a subway
in 1964.
he rose
to be first negroRead more…

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