leroi jones

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

Walking With the Barefoot Beat: Alene Lee

by Christina Diamente No girl had ever moved me with a story of spiritual suffering And so beautifully her soul…

12 years ago

Naked Lunch at Fifty

“‘Disgusting,’ they said . . . ‘Pornographic’ . . . ‘Un-American trash’ . . . ‘Unpublishable’ . . . Well,…

12 years ago

Lady Beats

by Hannah Withrow 1 I begin my immersion into female Beat writers fittingly with Diane di Prima; referred to in…

12 years ago

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