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Amiri Baraka

Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19880212

Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) is a poet, playwright, and essayist, whose 1960s play, Dutchman, became a standard for students of revolutionary theatre. Baraka reads poems from The MusicReflections on Jazz and Blues and discusses how he often uses his work as a way to raise his voice against racism and the inequities of the American political system.

| Subject Matter: Black History, Jazz, Rap, Politics | Interview Year: 1988 | Genre: Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction | Awards: Poet Laureate of New Jersey, Langston Hughes Award, Guggenheim Fellowship |

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