“Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is.” - Amiri Baraka

“Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is.” - Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka - dramatist, poet, essayist, orator, and fiction writer - is one of the preeminent African-American literary figures of our time. The Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader provides the most com

The Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader (Paperback)

Amiri Baraka - dramatist, poet, essayist, orator, and fiction writer - is one of the preeminent African-American literary figures of our time. The Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader provides the most com

Amiri Baraka, the poet, novelist, and activist once known as LeRoi Jones, has died at the age of 79. | 12 Quotes From The Late Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka, the poet, novelist, and activist once known as LeRoi Jones, has died at the age of 79.

Amiri Baraka, the poet, novelist, and activist once known as LeRoi Jones, has died at the age of 79. | 12 Quotes From The Late Amiri Baraka

Like Rousseau, by Amiri  Baraka - Then back off, and where you go? / Box of words    and pictures. / Steel balloons tied to our mouths.  /  The room fills up, and the house. Street tilts.

Like Rousseau, by Amiri Baraka - Then back off, and where you go? / Box of words and pictures. / Steel balloons tied to our mouths. / The room fills up, and the house. Street tilts.

Amiri Baraka, a seminal Beat poet, angry playwright, revolutionary activist and scrappy indie publisher from Newark,

Amiri Baraka, a seminal Beat poet, angry playwright, revolutionary activist and scrappy indie publisher from Newark,

Amiri Baraka, (Leroi Jones) R.I.P. - The poet and playwright who was one of the central voices in the Black Power movement, died Thursday, 1/9/2014 at age 79.

Poet Amiri Baraka Is Dead at 79

Amiri Baraka, (Leroi Jones) R.I.P. - The poet and playwright who was one of the central voices in the Black Power movement, died Thursday, 1/9/2014 at age 79.

"Somebody Blew Up America" by Amiri Baraka  | The poet icon and political activist Amiri Baraka performs with Rob Brown, an eloquent and versatile saxophonist with a deep knowledge of jazz, in a reading from his book "Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems.

"Somebody Blew Up America" by Amiri Baraka | The poet icon and political activist Amiri Baraka performs with Rob Brown, an eloquent and versatile saxophonist with a deep knowledge of jazz, in a reading from his book "Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems.

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