Transbluesency by Imamu Amiri Baraka
The Selected Poems of Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones (1961-1995)

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About Imamu Amiri Baraka

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Amiri Baraka was born LeRoi Jones on October 7, 1934, in Newark, New Jersey. Considered a highly controversial writer, Baraka deals with the experiences and anger of the African American community while describing and validating the quality of black life. Baraka was educated at Howard University and has taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Rutgers University. Early in his career, he aligned himself with the beat generation. After visiting Cuba, he developed a more militant political voice and attacked much of the white community that had previously been his allies. Since that time, his writing has been firmly centered on the black experience and has been aggressive and separatist. In 1964, Baraka's play, The Dutchman, won an Obie Award for Best American off-Broadway play and in 1967, it was made into a film. Other works include the plays The Slave and The Toilet and a collection of poetry, Preface to a Twenty-Volume Suicide Note. Paul Vangelisti is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, as well as being a noted translator from Italian. He is Founding Chair of the Graduate Writing program at Otis College of Art & Design.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Marsilio Pub. 271 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The poems selected here span from Baraka's first collection, Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note (1961), to the long poem Wise, Why's, Y'z, published earlier this year. The best work here has been

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The poems selected here span from Baraka's first collection, Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note (1961), to the long poem Wise, Why's, Y'z, published earlier this year.

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