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‘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

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