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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

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