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Harmony Holiday’s Open Letter to Critics of Amiri Baraka February 2, 2016: Tiny shards of text material from the latest issue of the Chicago Review (59:03) are being published online; and standing out among them at the moment is this open letter from Harmony Holiday, [...] by

I Don’t Need Diverse Books: On Re-defining ‘We’ and Making Black Art December 3, 2015: Hi, American literary community! It’s me, the diversity. I’m sure you recognize me—the face you turn to as Black history month approaches, the strategic audience to your rant about police [...] by

NNNGGGGGGHHHHUUUUUGGGGHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH /a flesh sound / a sound of strangle / Your cup must be filled May 29, 2015: “I ask you, O! Americans!” David Walker calls to his audience in his 1829 Appeal in Four Articles; Together with a Preamble to the Colored Citizens of the World, but in Particular, And Very [...] by

Amiri Baraka’s ‘Most Dangerous Man’ Arrives at the Castillo Theater May 28th May 14, 2015: The first draft of Amiri Baraka’s theatrical tribute to W.E.B. Dubois, “Most Dangerous Man (W.E.B. Dubois),” weighed in at 250 pages. The controversial page count (typically, [...] by

Siren Song, or, The Open Veins of Latin America April 15, 2015: When I opened my eyes Ursa Major was rearing up, or standing on her head upon the brightening horizon, just beyond my windowpane, just a few steps beyond my right eye. & late in the wee hours the [...] by

T H E D I S T A N C E S and / or C I T I E S (5) April 15, 2015:             I pose you your question: shall you uncover honey / where maggots are? [...] by

Six Ridic Parts of Douglas Messerli’s Review of Baraka’s New Selected April 13, 2015: The part where he contrasts Baraka’s “self-doubt and humility” (good poems) with his “anger” (bad poems). The part where Messerli cares more about the fact that Baraka [...] by

Notes for National Corpse Month, Part Two April 7, 2015: There is a mound of earth in the city of Hiroshima where the bodies of 70,000 nameless people killed by the atomic bomb are buried. The mound is in the park between the Honkawa and Motoyasu [...] by

William Harris Reviews Amiri Baraka’s S O S: Poems at Boston Review March 30, 2015: At Boston Review, William Harris wonders why Amiri Baraka’s writing became so hard to find in print, and his career so different from how it started. He reflects on these unfortunate realities [...] by

‘Yesterday we explained language': Reading, Hearing, and Remembering Amiri Baraka February 24, 2015: It’s hard to believe that it has been a little over a year since Amiri Baraka left us. Fortunately, we can still hear Baraka’s voice echoing in his poems. Our February 2015 issue includes [...] by