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A Look into the Letters of Baraka & Dorn and Robert Creeley October 17, 2014: Not to be missed, though we almost did miss this one, is Alan Gilbert’s review of two books of collected/selected letters: Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters and The Selected [...] by

On Amiri Baraka: ‘Mystification was the least of it’ August 6, 2014: For Rain Taxi, Richard Oyama considers the life and career of Amiri Baraka. Oyama’s take is a complicated one: “I write this not with any real delight, but rather with the regret one [...] by

For Amiri Baraka: Thomas Sayers Ellis’s ‘Vernacular Owl’ July 15, 2014: It’s hard to believe that Amiri Baraka passed away six months ago. The many readings and remembrances that followed his passing attest to his lasting influence. But how does one write a poem after, [...] by

In the Garden State: Ras Baraka, Son of Amiri Baraka, Grows Up to be Mayor of the City of Newark July 3, 2014: Congratulations to Ras Baraka: Mayor of the City of Newark!!! Read all about his campaign and his victory, right here right now, at The Nation. The election-night victory party for Ras Baraka, the [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part III: Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius May 27, 2014: This is my third meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by modalities. (See here for my first one; here is my second). What Are the Modalities of the Zodiac? A Review below: [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part II: Cancer, Leo, and Virgo May 22, 2014: This is my second meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by modalities. (See here for my first one). What Are the Modalities of the Zodiac? Here’s a Review: Cardinal signs [...] by

The Profanity Blahs, Part 2 [The art of ass-kicking isn’t hard to master] May 2, 2014: Continued from Part 1. “Sophocles confirms the European origin of the motherfucker. Most Coloredpeepas known this a long time.” —Amiri Baraka   3    What the _____ is He Talking [...] by

‘The Words Are Purposes. / The Words Are Maps': on the Social Turn in Poetry (Part 1) April 28, 2014: Contemporary social, political, and broadly historical themes have become more inescapable for me as a poet, and while they were present in my earlier work, this content now assumes a new [...] by

Sorry I’m Late / Compared to What? April 14, 2014: I read with interest George Quasha’s recent post “Self-evidence with Difficulty,” drawn especially to these sentences: Duncan used to say that he and Charles Olson had made work that insisted [...] by

‘For Amiri Baraka': Diane di Prima’s Remembrance of the Late, Great Poet March 6, 2014: SFGate recently published this beautiful poem by Diane di Prima, written the day after Amiri Baraka died. A memorial service was held on March 2nd in San Francisco to celebrate his life. First di [...] by