Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka was an American poet, fiction writer, and music critic. Throughout his career, he published several books of poetry and taught at universities around the United States. He is best known for his 2008 Tales of the Out and the Gone. 

History as Process

‘History as Process’ is one of the celebratory poems of Black History Month. It evaluates the history of the African-Americans and how it is important for the poet, Amiri Baraka.

Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note

‘Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note’ (1961) is the titular poem of Amiri Baraka’s first collection of poems. This piece introduces a depressed narrator engrossed with the thoughts of dying.

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