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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

NPR Reviews Amiri Baraka’s S O S: Poems 1961-2013 February 2, 2015: To mark Black History Month, Grove Press is publishing S O S: Poems 1961-2013 a collection of Amiri Baraka’s verse. It hits bookshelves on Tuesday. To prepare NPR listeners for the sound and [...] by

Now on a Bookshelf Near You: Amiri Baraka’s S O S: Poems 1961-2013 January 28, 2015: Thank goodness Grove Press recently published this spectacular Amiri Baraka tome. The New York Times’s Dwight Garner provides a little illumination to the text. From NYT: There are two ways to [...] by

NPR’s 2015 Poetry Preview Has Got the Right Stuff January 22, 2015: Craig Morgan Teicher writes for NPR about the books he’s looking forward to in 2015, writing that “perhaps now we need poetry even more than ‘more than ever.'” This is a great [...] by

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