Saturday, January 11, 2014

Another Brother Gone

Your editors had the pleasure or meeting Amiri and having dinner with him in New York. We heard him in Philly raging truths like fire at a rally demanding freedom for Mumia Abu Jamal. I was pleased that he liked and responded to my own work in the Blue Collar Review. Like the best poets he was and remains controversial. He was, beyond Black Nationalism, a class conscious revolutionary who enriched and left his mark on American poetry. He will be missed but, thanks to print and video, he ain't goin' nowhere. Amiri Baraka Presente!

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