amiri baraka

Baraka, Transitions: The man and the poetry

Tenements absorbed the sun to brick and spread the heat like a steam iron, pressing ideas flat, airless, into our…

4 years ago

The Flying Dutchman:

An Overview of LeRoi Jones’ Greatest Commentary on the Struggle of the Black Man and Racial Relations in Post-World War…

5 years ago

Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones

Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones chronicles a forty year friendship through their correspondence, as well…

5 years ago

Beaten White

The Beat Generation found itself mystified by the black culture of the time. This mystification granted them agency in manifesting…

6 years ago

War Upon War: The Second-Generation Beats and Postmemory

This essay originally appeared in Beatdom #15: the WAR issue.       Most of the writers and artists to…

7 years ago

Amiri Baraka (1934-2014)

Yesterday, on 9th January, Amiri Baraka passed away at the age of 79. He was an influential and highly controversial…

8 years ago

Somebody Blew Up America: A Conversation with Amiri Baraka

This interview originally appeared in Beatdom #12 - the CRIME issue. You can purchase it on Amazon and Kindle. Amiri…

9 years ago

What to Expect from Beatdom #12

It's here, it's here, it's finally here!!!! That's right, ladies and gentleman. Beatdom #12 - the CRIME issue - is…

9 years ago

The Beats & Sixties Counterculture

The 1960s are associated with what Frank calls ‘the big change, the birthplace of our own culture, the homeland of…

12 years ago

Women of the Beat Generation

History has not been kind to the women of the Beat Generation. Their presence is largely unknown to most casual…

14 years ago

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