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Poetry Friday: Amiri Baraka, 2012 Festival Poet

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director

Amiri Baraka reading at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1934, Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones) was already an acclaimed poet and Obie-award-winning playwright in 1965 when Malcolm X was assassinated.  His move in … Continue reading

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