Amiri Baraka Reading Extract

A couple weeks ago Amiri Baraka gave a great reading at St. Marks Poetry Project. Here’s an extract from that occasion, including an electoral pitch for his son Ras who is running for mayor of Newark, and — extra bonus — a photo of two old friends sharing a moment (poet-painter Basil King & Baraka):

[audio:http://www.pierrejoris.com/blog/audio/AmiriBaraka.mp3]

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Comment on “Amiri Baraka Reading Extract”

  1. just saw this a few days after its upload–great to hear baraka read this poem, a poem i have always enjoyed immensely. baraka is one of the first authors i read as an english student at the university and he has remained one of my favorites since i first encountered his sharp and intelligent crafting of language into outstanding poetry. greetings from upstate!

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