S O S: Poems 1961-2013

S O S: Poems 1961-2013


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Fusing the non-public and the political in high-voltage verse, Amiri Baraka was once one of many preeminent literary innovators of the previous century. This quantity includes the fullest spectrum of his rousing, innovative poems, from his first assortment to unpublished items composed in the course of his ultimate years.

Throughout Baraka’s occupation as a prolific author in different genres (also released below the identify LeRoi Jones), he was once vehemently outspoken opposed to oppression of African americans, and he greatly altered the discourse surrounding racial inequality. His legacy in international literature is matched by way of his frequent effect as an activist and cultural chief. Praised for its lyricism and introspection, his early poetry emerged from the Beat iteration, whereas his later writing is marked by way of the Black Arts Movement's intensely rebellious fervor and subversive ideology. All alongside, his fundamental concentration was once on how you can dwell and love within the current second regardless of the long-lasting problems of human history.

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